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as in romance
the series of social engagements shared by a couple looking to get married their dating had been going on for so long that she was starting to wonder if she'd ever take that trip down the aisle

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verb

present participle of date
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as in accompanying
to go on a social engagement with I don't want to date him—I'd rather just be friends

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as in courting
to go on dates that may eventually lead to marriage we dated for two years before we got engaged

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“Dating.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/dating. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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