Words meaning dating
Boyfriend "Boyfriend" is the word that describes someone that you are dating who is male.
Girlfriend"Girlfriend" is the word that describes a girl who you are dating.
If your intention is to get to know the other person for a possible romantic partnership, you're on a date.
Yet none of these are "dating." There's no courtship, there's zero determining if you're compatible romantically or long-term. So let's call dating what it really is: a way to get to know a complete stranger to see if they're a possible romantic partner for the long haul.