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Dating, first Date

  • By: Suzanna M. Rose
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Contemporary courtship typically relies on dating as a way to initiate romantic relationships in the United States and in many other countries. Dating refers to informal interactions between two individuals with the implied intent of assessing each other's romantic potential but ...

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