. Dating is any social activity undertaken by, typically, two people with the aim of each assessing the other’s suitability as their partner in an intimate relationship or as a spouse. The word refers to the act of meeting and engaging in some mutually agreed upon social activity. Traditional dating activities include entertainment or a meal. In many cultural traditions, a date may be arranged by a third party, who may be a family member, acquaintace, or professional matchmaker . recently internet dating has become popular. Although dating etiquette in Western culture has become more relaxed during the twentieth century, there are considerable differences between social and personal values. For example, when an activity costs money ( for example : a meal ), traditionally the man was expected to pay, but in recent times the practice of “ going Dutch” ( splitting the expenses ) has become more common and more acceptable.
Systems of organizing dates * Online dating : Instead of using a traditional matchmaker, online dating uses specifically targeted websites to meet new people.
· Speed dating : Where a group of people get together for several hours in public, you are given a set of amount of time to sit and talk to each person before you move on to the next person.
· Mobile dating/cell phone dating : Where text message to and from a mobile/cell phone carrier are used to show interest in others on the systems. Can be web-based or online dating as well depending on the company.
· Virtual dating : A combination of video game playing and dating. Where users create avatars and spend time in virtual worlds in an attempt to meet others avatars with the purpose of meeting for potential dates.
· Singles events : Where a group of singles are brought together to take part in various events for the purposes of meeting new people. Events can include such things as parties, workshops and games.
Onlinedating or Internet dating is a dating systems which allows individuals, couples and groups to make contact and communicate with each others over the internet. Usually with the objective of developing a personal romantic or sexual relationship. Online dating services usually provide unmoderated matchmaking over the internet, through the one of personal computer or cell phone.