They come home with a twinkle in their eye, gushing about how much chemistry there was with their date, only to have their texts met with silence.
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 linked with other institutions such as marriage and the family which have also been changing rapidly and which have been subject to many forces, including advances in technology and medicine.
We worked together for a spell and during that time developed an innocent flirtation.
He was ridiculously cute and seemed smart, kind and thoughtful.
The main thing that has changed is the way people can meet each other today.
The Internet has made the world smaller, making dating for seniors easier.
The protocols and practices of dating, and the terms used to describe it, vary considerably from country to country and over time.
While the term has several meanings, the most frequent usage refers to two or more people exploring whether they are romantically or sexually compatible by participating in dates with the other.
Dating is definitely different than it was the first time around, however, with new technology it can be much easier to meet someone.