Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. saramehr's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Persian
      • Home Country:
      • Iran
      • Current Location:
      • Iran

    • Join Date: Sep 2009
    • Posts: 88
    #1

    Wink whats the exact meaning of dating a girl or a boy?

    hello ,teacher

    what is the meaning of date in the sentences like this

    you were dating him


    date a boy


    does dating a boy or a girl only means making appointment with some one you love him or her or you wana meet him due to choose a girlfriend or boyfriend? or it means making apointmen with every one wether you are going to be love him or not ?


    so thanks

  2. Raymott's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Australia
      • Current Location:
      • Australia

    • Join Date: Jun 2008
    • Posts: 24,091
    #2

    Re: whats the exact meaning of dating a girl or a boy?

    Quote Originally Posted by saramehr View Post
    hello ,teacher

    what is the meaning of date in the sentences like this

    you were dating him


    date a boy


    does dating a boy or a girl only means making appointment with some one you love him or her or you wana meet him due to choose a girlfriend or boyfriend? or it means making apointmen with every one wether you are going to be love him or not ?


    so thanks
    "Dating" is only used in a romantic sense. Yes, it means that there is a potential for a sexual/romantic relationship developing. By sexual, I simply mean a boy/girl relationship. So, if you asked one of your same sex friends to go out with you, that's not called a date (unless you're homosexual, of course). Also, if I asked a woman to have lunch to discuss a business matter, that would not be a date either (at least not overtly).

    Simply: Yes, "dating" always has the love/boyfriend/girlfriend meaning.

Similar Threads

  1. [Idiom] Idioms quiz
    By daria28 in forum English Idioms and Sayings
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 28-Jan-2009, 09:02
  2. chapel path - exact meaning?
    By jirickova in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 31-Dec-2008, 14:53
  3. Exact meaning of this Definition
    By TAReber in forum Linguistics
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 19-Dec-2008, 17:29
  4. The exact meaning of this idiom!
    By Johnny in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05-Dec-2006, 07:58
  5. Teachers! Could you tell me the exact meaning of 'finger'!
    By tigerszheng in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 27-Dec-2003, 17:21

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •