This survey comes out of some surprising conversations I had where I asked others to distinguish between “going out” and “dating.” For me the distinction was a very clear and important one, so I was surprised to find that the more people I asked, the more answers I received, each one different from my personal definitions.
What do you think?
P.S. A note on exclusivity: An activity is “exclusive” if you can only properly engage in it with one person at a time. For example, if dating is exclusive, you can only “date” one person at a time. If dating is non-exclusive, then you can date more than one person at a time.