Cougar Questions: What does it mean to be ‘dating’ someone?


Some say the “DTR” is required. (That’s “define the relationship” for those who are either behind the times or who are married and no longer need this vital information.) Others say the relationship has to be publicly recognized. The guy may define it one way, and the girl another.

One’s definition of the term “dating” can cause a lot of confusion, and subsequently, a lot of frustration for the roommates obligated to console their confused friends. Surely a pattern of consensus can be found. So we asked students the question, what does it mean to be “dating” someone?

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