Had been dating as friend dating rejection after divorce
And how do other people get to know one another before committing, having casual sex, or something else?
It's easy, pretty much every knows what that means, and if for some reason they're confused, I say, "You know Carrie in Sex in the City?
Not that I have an issue with people who want to have casual sex, and are consciously choosing it as a way to release sexual energy and truly connect.
Yet none of these are "dating." There's no courtship, there's zero determining if you're compatible romantically or long-term. So let's call dating what it really is: a way to get to know a complete stranger to see if they're a possible romantic partner for the long haul.You're just bumping the naughty bits, and that's why we North Americans have so many, varied terms for what is essentially a no strings attached sexual relationship. It isn't an excuse to "test the merchandise," or "see how I feel in six months.".