Definitions for dating

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  1. dating, geological dating(noun)

    use of chemical analysis to estimate the age of geological specimens

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  1. dating(Noun)

    A form of romantic courtship typically between two individuals with the aim of assessing the other's suitability as a partner in an intimate relationship or as a spouse. The result of dating may at any time lead to friendship, any level of intimate relationship, marriage, or no relation.

  2. dating(Noun)

    An estimation of the age of an artifact, biological vestige, linguistic usage, etc.

  3. dating(Noun)

    The setting of a date on which an event or transaction is to take place or take effect.

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  1. Dating

    of Date

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  1. Dating

    Dating is a form of courtship consisting of social activities done by two people with the aim of each assessing the other's suitability as a partner in an intimate relationship or as a spouse. While the term has several meanings, it usually refers to the act of meeting and engaging in some mutually agreed upon social activity in public, together, as a couple. The protocols and practices of dating, and the terms used to describe it, vary considerably from country to country. The most common idea is two people trying out a relationship and exploring whether they're compatible by going out together in public as a couple, who may or may not yet be having sexual relations. This period of courtship is sometimes seen as a precursor to engagement or marriage.


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