Date dating meaning
As far as I'm concerned, there are two types of pseudo-relationships you can be in that aren't real, bonafide relationships: You're either "hooking up" (casual booty calls, probably not going anywhere) or you're "dating" (going on dates, getting to know each other, hopefully going somewhere).
I would say my boyfriend and I were "dating" long before we were in a relationship.
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Term dating has many meanings, the most common refers to a trial period in which two people explore whether to take the relationship further towards a more permanent relationship, in this sense, dating refers to the time when people are physically together in public as opposed to the earlier time period in which people are arranging the date, perhaps by corresponding by email or text or phone.
These are all questions we need to have answered if we wish to go forward as INFORMED LOVERS.These examples are from the Cambridge English Corpus and from sources on the web.