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Please imagine a GF/BFgirlfriend-boyfriend relationship which a very close or even romantic (meaning sexual or non-sexual) relationship exists between them. ForeFor me, there is a very common way to describe such a relationship:

"They are going out." or "they go out together."

My question: We use the above-mentioned sentences to explain a relationship between opposite sexes, but what about the same sexes? E.g. two boys or two girls? (Sexually or not sexually.)

I am looking for an equivalent for "going out" (which for me, can be used only when two opposite sexes are involved in a relationship) for same sexes, meaning towtwo men or two women.

Added: what makes me believe that same-sex couples need a different word is the fact that usually/normally in same-sex relationships there is no any romantic sense while normally/usually the opposite-sex couples have a romantic feeling from the beginning. This is the matter.

Please imagine a GF/BF relationship which a very close or even romantic (meaning sexual or non-sexual) relationship exists between them. Fore me, there is a very common way to describe such a relationship:

"They are going out." or "they go out together."

My question: We use the above-mentioned sentences to explain a relationship between opposite sexes, but what about the same sexes? E.g. two boys or two girls? (Sexually or not sexually.)

I am looking for an equivalent for "going out" (which for me, can be used only when two opposite sexes are involved in a relationship) for same sexes, meaning tow men or two women.

Added: what makes me believe that same-sex couples need a different word is the fact that usually/normally in same-sex relationships there is no any romantic sense while normally/usually the opposite-sex couples have a romantic feeling from the beginning. This is the matter.

Please imagine a girlfriend-boyfriend relationship which a very close or even romantic (meaning sexual or non-sexual) relationship exists between them. For me, there is a very common way to describe such a relationship:

"They are going out." or "they go out together."

My question: We use the above-mentioned sentences to explain a relationship between opposite sexes, but what about the same sexes? E.g. two boys or two girls? (Sexually or not sexually.)

I am looking for an equivalent for "going out" (which for me, can be used only when two opposite sexes are involved in a relationship) for same sexes, meaning two men or two women.

Added: what makes me believe that same-sex couples need a different word is the fact that usually/normally in same-sex relationships there is no any romantic sense while normally/usually the opposite-sex couples have a romantic feeling from the beginning. This is the matter.

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Please imagine a GF/BF relationship which a very close or even romantic (meaning sexual or non-sexual) relationship exists between them. Fore me, there is a very common way to describe such a relationship:

"They are going out." or "they go out together."

My question: We use the above-mentioned sentences to explain a relationship between opposite sexes, but what about the same sexes? E.g. two boys or two girls? (Sexually or not sexually.)

I am looking for an equivalent for "going out" (which for me, can be used only when two opposite sexes are involved in a relationship) for same sexes, meaning tow men or two women.

Added: what makes me believe that same-sex couples need a different word is the fact that usually/normally in same-sex relationships there is no any romantic sense while normally/usually the opposite-sex couples have a romantic feeling from the beginning. This is the matter.

Please imagine a GF/BF relationship which a very close or even romantic (meaning sexual or non-sexual) relationship exists between them. Fore me, there is a very common way to describe such a relationship:

"They are going out." or "they go out together."

My question: We use the above-mentioned sentences to explain a relationship between opposite sexes, but what about the same sexes? E.g. two boys or two girls? (Sexually or not sexually.)

I am looking for an equivalent for "going out" (which for me, can be used only when two opposite sexes are involved in a relationship) for same sexes, meaning tow men or two women.

Please imagine a GF/BF relationship which a very close or even romantic (meaning sexual or non-sexual) relationship exists between them. Fore me, there is a very common way to describe such a relationship:

"They are going out." or "they go out together."

My question: We use the above-mentioned sentences to explain a relationship between opposite sexes, but what about the same sexes? E.g. two boys or two girls? (Sexually or not sexually.)

I am looking for an equivalent for "going out" (which for me, can be used only when two opposite sexes are involved in a relationship) for same sexes, meaning tow men or two women.

Added: what makes me believe that same-sex couples need a different word is the fact that usually/normally in same-sex relationships there is no any romantic sense while normally/usually the opposite-sex couples have a romantic feeling from the beginning. This is the matter.

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