That's not really what dating is. Dating is spending time, often in the form of some activity, usually in a public place, with someone you're interested in getting to know more and engaging in a romantic relationship with. Alternatively, it's doing those things with somebody you're already in a relationship with. If you and your gf decided to go check out a movie together, or go to an aquarium or something - those are dates. You don't need to dress up and go to a fancy restaurant for it to be considered a date.Zachary Amaranth said:I hated the whole dog and pony show of dating, and routinely had to go to places I wouldn't normally frequent to engage in a social ritual I don't particularly like.
You know, this thread in itself demonstrates that people don't agree on what dating is. I knew this going in, which is why I didn't define or specify terms before asking for results. I gave my own opinion and lef tit at that.NoeL said:That's not really what dating is.
Hate to say it, but the Japanese didn't exactly invent arranged marriage.dylanmc12 said:I've been good friends with a female (yes, a female) since high school. Have we been dating? ...Ugh... I don't actually know.
Bottom line: Why date when you could go straight to omiai? Damnit, the Japanese are brilliant.
Bottomer line: No.