Dating defined today
A great deal of evidence suggests that the ability to form a stable relationship begins in infancy, in a child's earliest experiences with a caregiver who reliably meets the infant's needs for food, care, protection, stimulation, and social contact.Those relationships are not destiny, but they appear to establish patterns of relating to others.
Whether you call it “dating” or something else, all partners should agree on a definition and the same ground rules for the relationship.
Definition: When the person you're seeing suddenly stops responding to any means of communication. Used in a sentence: "We went on three dates and then she ghosted me." Definition: Unlike ghosting, the slow fade is a more gradual way of cutting off communication with someone you're seeing.