Today, juveniles are beginning to date as early as their “tween” years.By the time they reach high school, 1 in 3 teens know a friend or peer who has been physically hurt by a partner."I give advice to people who go out together," kind of worked, but most people didn't understand how or why I had a job. I lost my credit card and was two hours late, so instead we met for wine and cheese. That relationship ended because the gent couldn't communicate clearly with me, and kissed another woman at a party repeatedly knowing that I'd never take him back if he did. I'm still grateful for the experience, because it showed me just what dating was, and wasn't.
Some things don’t have to be shared with the whole world.
If your intention is to get to know the other person for a possible romantic partnership, you're on a date.