These people will have dates on a regular basis, and they may or may not be having sexual relations.This period of courtship is sometimes seen as a precursor to engagement or marriage.The protocols and practices of dating, and the terms used to describe it, vary considerably from country to country and over time.

Dating is a stage of romantic or sexual relationships in humans whereby two or more people meet socially, possibly as friends or with the aim of each assessing the other's suitability as a prospective partner in a more committed intimate relationship or marriage.

It can be a form of courtship consisting of social activities done by the couple.

Great, now I have to find multiple destinations in completely different neighborhoods so I don't accidentally overlap and then have to have an awkward exchange in the middle of the street. I kind of like one of them, I do, but I also currently like boning multiple randos more. Making sure one hookup isn't leaving things at your place that another hookup could find later. It is one thing for me to be dating multiple people, but I am supposed to be the most incredible person you have ever met, so much so that you cannot even fathom ever dating anyone else again as long as you live!

Plus, isn't it better that I'm not committing to someone I'm not sure about than to commit too soon and still reminisce about rando boning? Aww, this love note you left on my pillow in the morning is completely cute but now I have to hide it in an old grocery bag I'll shove in my closet so the person I have coming over in an hour doesn't get offended by something they technically don't have any right to be offended by because it's only our third date.

With the use of modern technology, people can date via telephone or computer or meet in person.

This term may also refer to two or more people who have already decided they share romantic or sexual feelings toward each other.

You want to schedule them back to back but you've seen enough sitcoms to know that's not a good idea. He probably even sees people I go out with going out with other people.

I mean, I haven't met their friends yet so it's possible they all hang out together in some sort of sports league situation and next thing I know I'm showing up to one of their football games and realizing I'm dating the entire cast of 2. Eh, that joke was funny but not as funny as the ones that the guy I date on Saturdays tells. Great, now I've met another person who knows I'm dating this person and I have to spend my dates with other people looking for that person like they're a spy who could cause my undoing.

Great, now I'm just dating one person like a commoner.