What Does "Dating" Mean?

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Registered: 01-25-2010
What Does "Dating" Mean?
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Wed, 01-18-2012 - 5:20pm

Goldfish

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Registered: 02-26-2011
Wed, 01-18-2012 - 7:54pm

I think to be "dating" someone implies that you are serious about that person enough to forego other dates.

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Registered: 01-25-2010
Wed, 01-18-2012 - 9:53pm

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Goldfish

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Wed, 01-18-2012 - 9:55pm

I don't think dating equals commitment--I think if you are committed to someone, then you usually say that you are "in a relationship."

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Registered: 02-26-2011
Thu, 01-19-2012 - 10:59am

Well, Music, what do you think if there are several people in whom one is particularly interested; they are suggesting dates only erratically - like, once every few weeks; and you are not intimate with any of them.

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Thu, 01-19-2012 - 11:11am

No I personally think that dating more than one person at the same time is fine if you're not telling any one of them that they are exclusive.

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Registered: 09-21-2011
Thu, 01-19-2012 - 11:14am

I think dating means you like them and want to spend time with them, however not necessarily exclusively. I can see "dating" several people, but I agree, the terminoly would change with an exclusive relationship.