I was recently talking to a friend of mine about dating. I spent the larger part of my 23-24 self dating. When I say dating I mean DATING.
Dating: (Verb) The early stage of courtship characterized by hanging out with an individual. The setting could be a restaurant, movie theater, park, or with other friends. The setting isn’t as important as the fact that both individuals have a mutual romantic curiosity about the other. This is not serious. I repeat: THIS IS NOT SERIOUS. See: exclusive dating.
I had my online dating profile, yeah I said it, and I was going out 2-3 times a week minimum. The prospect of “adult” dating outside of a college setting was exciting. Living in a major city also makes dating even more fun. You can try out new restaurants and meet people who are new to the area in a variety of occupations.
I was most excited about figuring out what I wanted in a perspective long-term “mate.” So, back to my friend I was talking with: Long story short, I was asking her about dating and she quickly exclaimed, “I don’t date.”