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.
Long format: d mmmm yyyy or mmmm dd, yyyy (Day first, full month name, and year or first full month name, day, and year, in left-to-right writing direction) in Afar, French and Somali and (Day first, month number and year in right-to-left writing direction) format in Arabic language.
Long format: D MMMM YYYY (Day first, full month name, and year in left-to-right writing direction) for Bilen, English, Tigre and Tigrinya, Since 1996-05-01, the international format yyyy-mm-dd has become the official standard date format, but the handwritten form d. Standardization applies to all applications in the scope of the standard including uses in government, education, engineering and sciences. The number of the month is usually written with Arabic numerals but it also can be written with Roman numerals, or the month's full name can be written out, the first letter not being capitalized. In India, the DD-MM-YY is the predominant short form of the numeric date usage.
I've even had guys ask me, "Why should I even go out with you?
You're just temporary." Ouch, but point well-taken.
At this stage, your relationship has an expiration date, so make sure your new squeeze understands you'll be leaving at some point -- and probably forever.I've traveled to over 40 countries in the past 5 years, so although my long-term relationship experience is quite limited (it's almost Valentine's Day so I'd rather not dwell on that part), I still find going out with locals to be one of the most interesting parts of my experiences overseas.However, the idea of becoming romantically involved with someone who calls home somewhere 5,000 miles away from my home is extremely counter intuitive.Since 2006, the old format (d)d.(m)m.(yy)yy is allowed again as alternative to the yyyy-mm-dd format in areas where there is no risk of ambiguation. (Day first, month number, and year in right-to-left writing direction) format in N'ko language. Almost all government documents need to be filled up in the DD-MM-YYYY format.
Long format: D MMMM YYYY (Day first, month and year in left-to-right writing direction) for French and Fulah and yyyy. An example of DD-MM-YYYY usage is the passport application form.
These people will have dates on a regular basis, and they may or may not be having sexual relations.