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.
What is dating a person?
“Dating” means different things to different people, particularly across generations. At loveisrespect.org, we define “dating” as two people in an intimate relationship. The relationship may be sexual, but it does not have to be. It may be serious or casual, straight or gay, monogamous or open, short-term or long-term.