where you are not strictly dating a person more like friends but you're able to go on casual dates with them and you both agree to dating openly, however he can't get mad if you're seeing someone else.
John: Hey, you want go on a casual date(cates)? All's you need is you and your cute self.
Betty(smiles): Sure, where to?
John: Starbucks... to grab a Mochiatto and just talk.
Veronicah: Wait, so you're seeing two guys at the same time?
Missy: Yeah, it's called going on casual dates(cates).