Dating

Dating is a form of courtship consisting of social activities done by two people with the aim of each assessing the other's suitability as a partner in an intimate relationship or as a spouse. While the term has several meanings, it usually refers to the act of meeting and engaging in some mutually agreed upon social activity in public, together, as a couple. The protocols and practices of dating, and the terms used to describe it, vary considerably from country to country. The most common idea is two people trying out a relationship and exploring whether they're compatible by going out together in public as a couple, who may or may not yet be having sexual relations. This period of courtship is sometimes seen as a precursor to engagement or marriage. From the perspective of the history of humans in civilization, dating as an institution is a relatively recent phenomenon which has mainly emerged in the last few centuries. From the standpoint of anthropology and sociology, dating is...
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Utpal Kumar Singh
Utpal Kumar Singh and 6 more commented on the discussion by Nivedita Gupta
1 hr ago
Nivedita Gupta - 'Help! My 12 year old son is dating'
Seems like in the present day and age everything is moving at a fast pace. I recently found out that my son has a girlfriend! And frankly speaking I am worried as hell for him. Isn't 12 a really young age to start dating?What should I do now? How do more »
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Pramod Agarwal commented on the blog by Krishnan Sankaran
8 hrs ago
Krishnan Sankaran - Ashlee Simpson, Evan Ross married
If there's no wearing white after Labor Day, Ashlee Simpson got her bridal moment just in time! The former pop star, 29, tied the knot with fiance Evan Ross on Sunday, Aug. 31, in Greenwich, Conn. at the estate of the groom's famed mother, Diana Ross, Us Weekly has confirmed.The celeb-filled wedding was planned by The Supremes singer, 70, who also performed. The second-time bride wore a stunning, pearl-embellished long sleeved wedding dress, which she paired with a more »
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Pushpendera Singh
Pushpendera Singh and 3 more commented on the discussion by Deeksha Talwar
11 hrs ago
Deeksha Talwar - Okay to marry a serial cheater?
My best friend is dating a guy for last 4 years and in these years, he has cheated on her at least 3 times. Rather I only caught him red handed once and told my friend about him. Every time she forgives, forgets and gives him second chance. But now, more »
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