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.Eventually Matt asked Sarah on a date, and they talked for so long that the sushi restaurant had to kick them out."We took things slowly because we were both very aware that we worked in the same office," she remembers.The protocols and practices of dating, and the terms used to describe it, vary considerably from country to country and over time.
where you eat.) But as more Americans postpone marriage until their careers are established—and as hours get longer, with smartphones blurring work and play—it makes sense that attitudes are changing.
"I didn't really notice him at first because he had a beard, and beards weren't my thing," she says.
But they exchanged a few texts, then graduated to friendly lunches.
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