The process of wasting time with another one is infatuated or sexually attracted to, usually of the opposite sex. Most of the time, this takes the form of typical 'small talk', boring activities such as going out to dinner or to the movies, et cetera. This is usually to distract each other from the reality that they have nothing on their own, though usually women are more oblivious to this due to cultural norms. In real relationships, this can just be a form of killing time, because it's not really needed for any meaningful interaction. Typically, this lack of deeper bond is the reason why relationships split up, but the distractions keep it going for awhile so it's a big painful shitstorm when one or both parties realizes that fairyland is a fake place and that you have to WORK for a REAL relationship.
Most 'dating' is highly predictable and a complete waste of time.
by Shadow Creator December 30, 2007
When you have been going on romantic encounters with a certain person for some time and he has yet to ask you to be his girlfriend because he is a wuss. An unofficial couple.
Gosh, We have been dating for 3 weeks already, he is such a wuss.
by Genavive December 28, 2004
somewhere between fuck buddy and boyfriend
Ashley: So is he your FB or BF?

Lisa: No we're dating...
by DrewHatr May 10, 2010
v. the act of entering into the domain of hell where the lost and the lonely go to get laid.
My bofriend dumped my now I must start...(sob sob blubber) dating.
by originalposer August 18, 2003
Dating is where two people who are attracted to each other spend time together to see if they also can stand to be around each other most of the time, if this is successful they develop a relationship, although sometimes a relationship develops anyways if the people can't find anybody else to date them, or are very lonely or one person is only attracted to the other and pretends to be in love with the second unfortunate person who has the misunderstanding that they have found love. This occurs quite often and eventully leads to something called cheating.
" A guy i met at the mall asked me out, he seemed to really like my personality!, i hope it goes well, and we start dating."
by Cowfetus June 23, 2009
Legalized whoredom. Spending thousands of your hard earned on restaurants, jewelry, teddy bears etc. in return for five lousy minutes of sex.
Dating: No pay, no lay.
by A.D. Hates You November 02, 2007
American definition:
Widespread social practice through which a guy happily whores himself out for a few hours to a costly female in exchange for hopes of getting laid and eventually a lonely night of sexual frustration.

European definition:
Final stage of courting whose female acceptance necessarily leads to bedroom fun in the immediate aftermaths.
“Hey Mike, how was dating last night? – Well the bitch asked for a ride home so I had to finish myself in the bathroom and spend the rest of the night sleeping on the crutch”

“Hey Giorgio, how was your date last night? – Dude, she wouldn’t even let me finish dessert so I took her home and made her bite the pillow until she passed out”

by rafaleracer March 01, 2006

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