Dating is a stage of romantic relationships practised in Western societies whereby two people meet socially with the aim of each assessing the others suitability as a prospective partner in a future intimate relationship.
Is dating the same as being a couple?
While relationships are based on mutual agreement and trust, dating isnt the same. Some people like to exclusively date each other while others like to date other people and dont want to be committed to just one person.
What does it mean when someone says youre dating?
“Dating” means youre going on dates. You are actively getting out there and meeting people and spending time with them. “Dating someone” means youre seeing somebody specific, with purpose and on a regular basis. Youre spending time with a person (or persons) in hopes of finding a committed relationship.