With the use of modern technology, people can date via telephone or computer or meet in person.
This term may also refer to two or more people who have already decided they share romantic or sexual feelings toward each other.
Often, these courtships led to successful marriages that lasted lifelong.
Fast forward to today’s dating scene and we see surface-level connections, one night stands, and high divorce rates.
Dating as an institution is a relatively recent phenomenon which has mainly emerged in the last few centuries.
From the standpoint of anthropology and sociology, dating is linked with other institutions such as marriage and the family which have also been changing rapidly and which have been subject to many forces, including advances in technology and medicine.
Obviously, many things have shifted in our culture and the practice of dating is definitely one of them.