When two people go and do date-like activities and one or both have romantic intentions on the other, but neither is willing to man-up and call it a date. Also known as "hanging out."
God, he asked me on another not date. When is he going to suck it up and admit that he likes me?
by Sargogoledum November 22, 2009
When two people love each other very very much but aren't officially dating because of other responsibilities or a fear of commitment or some other lame excuse.
Those two are perfect for each other!
Yeah haven't you heard? They're dating-not-dating.
by asdfghjklmn@shony August 4, 2021
A phrase men/women say after asking someone on a date and that person agrees to go out with then.

It’s mainly used after the person who asked tells them what they’re doing.
Jim: Pam! Umm are you free for dinner tonight?

Pam: Yes!

Jim: Alright, then it’s a date!
by Deathcabforeli November 19, 2018
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 24, 2009
the process by which you decide whether you hate the other person or not
I was dating Brian, but I actually decided that I hated him...so we stopped dating.
by dating September 30, 2014
Two people getting together for an activity when the possibility of romance between them has been broached but not ruled out. Since the exploration of romance is the purpose of a date, merely asking someone out on a date is sufficient to broach the subject. Dates may or not continue once a couple have entered into a romantic relationship. The word "date" may be used to identify a get together between two people not romantically involved, but this usage is meant to convey irony, since such a meeting is not a date in the true sense of the word.
Yeah, Mike and I went on a date last night. He's cute, but I'm not sure if I want to get involved with him or not.
by Packy April 11, 2004
when a man/woman goes out with another individual or many different people to configure compatibility. not having any clear commitment. it may be as short as a week or for many years. it is not a relationship
Amy is dating Jake and Peter. She does not know if she is ready for a relationship.
by nate3890 June 10, 2016