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The protocols and practices of dating, and the terms used to describe it, vary considerably from country to country and over time.
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.
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Dating is a stage of romantic and/or sexual relationships in humans whereby two or more people meet socially, possibly as friends or with the aim of each assessing the other's suitability as a partner in a more committed intimate relationship or marriage.
It can be a form of courtship consisting of social activities done by the couple.Much of the current focus is on energetically efficient and environmentally sound recovery processes as well as issues around the handling and transportation of elemental sulfur.ASRL is supported and governed by a broad cross-section of the petroleum-based energy industry and specific sulfur production and supply businesses from Canada, The United States and much of Europe as well as The Middle and Far East.Accordingly, there was little need for a temporary trial period such as dating before a permanent community-recognized union was formed between a man and a woman.While pair-bonds of varying forms were recognized by most societies as acceptable social arrangements, marriage was reserved for heterosexual pairings and had a transactional nature, where wives were in many cases a form of property being exchanged between father and husband, and who would have to serve the function of reproduction.For more information about services for the Purdue University community, including one-to-one consultations, ESL conversation groups and workshops, please visit the Writing Lab site.