At loveisrespect, we define “dating” as two people in an intimate relationship.The relationship may be sexual, but it does not have to be.
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“Dating” means different things to different people, particularly across generations.
Whether you call it “dating” or something else, both people should agree on a definition and the same ground rules for the relationship.
Keep these questions in mind: Hooking up is a broad term, but generally it refers to casual encounters between two people who can be friends but don’t have to be.
You should be able to communicate your feelings without being afraid of negative consequences or abuse.