Dating may also involve two or more people who have already decided that they share romantic or sexual feelings toward each other.
These people will have dates on a regular basis, and they may or may not be having sexual relations.
As humans societies have evolved from hunter-gatherers into civilized societies, there have been substantial changes in relations between men and women, with perhaps one of a few remaining biological constants being that both adult women and men must have sexual intercourse for human procreation to happen.
This period of courtship is sometimes seen as a precursor to engagement.
Dating as an institution is a relatively recent phenomenon which has mainly emerged in the last few centuries.
Jennifer Lopez appears to be ready to live it up with a handsome new man. News can confirm the music superstar is dating former New York Yankees baseball player Alex Rodriguez."This is very, very new," a source shared with E! According to a source, the pair interacted backstage and things "just seemed friendly" between them.
"They are on the exact same page."Reps for each of the parties had no comment. News learned that Alex had attended one of Jennifer's "All I Have" shows at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.