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The way that youth label their romantic relationships may provide important insight into interpersonal and intrapersonal processes that influence how they navigate their first romantic encounters. The present study found that “talking” relationships involved less exclusivity, different modes of and amounts of communication, and served different purposes than romantic relationships.
Michaels, Christina, "Youth May Protect Themselves By Seeking Less Committed Relationships, Which They Describe As "Talking."" (2021). Psychology. 3.