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...
Neelam Nath updated the Street-journo
on May 20, 2013 , 11:26 am
Reasons for Writing for itimes.com are Plenty,why Promote it as Master of Dating gyan?
Simple Rule of selling a Product is to Get Kids Involved..16 years old is being promoted by itimes.com as a Master of Dating gyan.. For Others itimes.com is a Lot More than showing tricks of attracting. more »
Commitment-phobic Indian men
What is it with Indian men and commitment? I have yet to come across a desi bugger who whole-heartedly commits to his girlfriend. It’s a sad reality in India but men often fool around with innumerable girls but eventually marry the ones their mother chooses for them. Let me sight a real life example for you. My friend had been dating this guy for over 4 years. They were extremely happy together (or so they seemed) and wanted to get married. Unfortunately, the villain here was played by none more »
'BF ditched me for a rich girl'
I cannot trust any man anymore! I was dating my boyfriend for over 3 years and then that cheater left me for a rich girl his parents found for me. I am so devastated now, my whole life has come to an end. I still cannot figure out what has happened more »
Dating an IITian
I’ve had a close relationship with IIT Delhi. Don’t be absurd! Of course I wasn't studying there. I was an Arts student from Gargi College. Happy in my arty bubble of Camus, Foucault and Derrida; when one fine day my class-mate buddy dragged me along to meet an “orkut” friend of hers. Right opposite IIT Delhi is a market which used to have a hookah bar called Village café. One of the hottest hang-outs of our college days. We had just started smoking and hookah more »
Neha Singh started the Discussion
on May 12, 2013 , 08:02 pm
Y is this happening??
It seems to be some kind of punishment from god, but repeatedly this thing is going on in my life. Some v impressionable boys enter with a proposal, things don't work out, and then a stranger couple takes over IN MY HOME..Once u say no to a boy, why more »
'I love two-timing my boyfriend'
I am in a committed relationship with my boyfriend but still I love to hang out with other men and get cosy too. At times, I have even dated a few of them seriously, and my boyfriend has no clue about all this. I somehow enjoy this two-timing more »
Is phone sex cheating?
Despite being in a committed relationship, lots of my friends indulge in phone sex just for the joy of it and to satiate their sexual urge. Does that mean they are cheating on their boyfriends or girlfriends?Though I know they are serious about more »
'Dating a younger boy'
I am at 28-year-old independent woman who is caught in the middle of a very turmoil relationship. I met a 20-year-old free-spirited young intern in my office and fell in love with him. He was charming and very cute and I couldn't help controlling my more »