Definition of a dating
We were talking online pretty much every day, getting to know each other virtually, but there were no dates on the docket. This made me think it’s possible that all singles are floating around out there with different definitions of “dating.” For God’s sake, I think we need to come up with an agreed upon definition. Let’s set some guidelines here to avoid further confusion.
Meaning "to assign to or indicate a date" (of an event) is from c.1400.
But overall, odds are you're doing something that falls under one of the two umbrellas.
I thought I had a pretty good grip on this whole "what does dating mean" thing.
They started off as casual, and then things got a little more serious when we became exclusive.
Then he asked me to be his girlfriend, and boom: We were in a real relationship.