People nod, and then ask me whatever pressing dating questions they have.
That's why bars and other hang-outs filled with members of the opposite sex ready to mingle are like playgrounds to them.
Part of the hunt includes sending a potential mate signals to let her know she's the one he has his eye on.
This means you could almost instantly know if they're being honest or deceitful... or whatever they might be thinking or feeling at the moment - simply by observing their actions and movements! If understanding nonverbal communication sounds unbelievable, let me assure you that it is based on sound scientific research and studies.
It has been tested and proven to work; nothing is left to chance.
I've been a semi-fluent French speaker since my youth, yet trying to share what I did perplexed most French, Belgian and Swiss folks I encountered. My male friends scoffed, my female friends swooned.
"On sort ensemble" is something you'd say in Quebec (loosely translated: "we go out together"), but no one said anything of the sort in France. Yes, the guy really planned to have me serenaded, on our first date, along the Seine River.
Now, there's hooking up, friends with benefits, casual dating, and all manner of other things. There's no courtship, there's zero determining if you're compatible romantically or long term.
You're just bumping the naughty bits, and that's why we North Americans have so many, varied terms for what is essentially a no strings attached sexual relationship. 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.
If your intention is to get to know the other person for a possible romantic partnership, you're on a date.