"A casual date is an evening, a meal, or a get-together of some kind in which there is no expectation of further commitment on either side. Although one side may desire a further relationship, it is understood that both parties are free to sample the company of each other and are as equally free to terminate any sense of relationship as well."
-Daniel Zauber, dailyprincetonian.com
Casual dating is the 'getting to know you' phase.
by madcatz48 August 28, 2006
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Casual dating is dating one or more persons, romantically and sexually, with the intention of possibly dating this person/s exclusively and/or getting into a relationship with said person/s.

Casual dating is the stage just before dating someone, exclusively.

Also, dating someone exclusively is the stage before getting into a relationship with someone; i.e. boyfriend and girlfriend relationship.

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Conversation on casual dating example

Jenna; 'Omgoodness, I just met this really cute guy and he asked me to go and grab some drinks together, sometime'

Sarah; 'Ohs wows, okay! what's his name? And? how has it been going with Tommy?

Jenna; 'His name is Leonardo! And it's been going really good at the moment. We will see how things go! We will see each other next week.'

Sarah; 'Awesomes, well let's see which of the two will be the lucky guy!'

Jenna; 'So glad casual dating allows us to date more than one person at a time. I mean, you just don't know if you're even going to end up marrying some people in the end, isn't it? Got to give it a go to know!'

Sarah; 'True, true! and take your time with it too, don't rush into things with someone, might ruin it!'
by A.S.N.1 January 29, 2020
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Casual Dating is a loose way of dating. Being able to say Boyfriend Girlfriend yet be able to have sex with as many people as you want.
Tammy - "I want to get back together"
Chris - "I think we should just try Casual Dating."
Tammy - "YOU PIG!!!"
by HCR October 16, 2005
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When you've deleted your dating apps and you're excited to see where this thing goes. Even though, let's be honest, all you were gonna find on HER is a prison mama. And you're definitely not sleeping around even though the term you used to describe the situation to the girl you're interested in was accidentally horrifying.
Roommate: I told you not to say "casual dating" dude
Steph: I know, I'm a dumbass
by NoMoreSideEye August 10, 2017
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Dating with out the pressure of a serious relationship. Often times a vauge reference to a loose relationship, although it doesn't have to be a sexual relationship. Casual dating can be a confusing term.
Too vauge for examples, open to interpretation.
by terrigal556 May 24, 2005
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Not hooked to one person. It can be non sexual relationship or loose relationship, but mostly one or both partners will go with other people.
I will go with this girl or guy tonight . I don't want to have that pressure. We are casually dating .
by DR. Edd June 18, 2016
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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.

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Veronicah: Wait, so you're seeing two guys at the same time?
Missy: Yeah, it's called going on casual dates(cates).
by laurababe June 26, 2010
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