So the site could definitely use some more features geared towards sobriety.The place to go if you have ever: pissed your pants; wrecked your car; been arested for multiple DUI's; passed out outdoors; urinated in an interior corner or plant; hid beer for "later"; drank alcohol you think is foul because there is nothing else; thought hair of the dog is a good idea; lost a weekend; called up your friends to piece together why you are home without your pants; missed Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner by accident; been fired 'cause you are too drunk/hungover to got to work; woke up wondering who is sleeping next to you; intend to drink a cocktail and ended up drunk, and; you sincerely cannot stop drinking but don't want to live a miserable life.
It is a form of courtship, consisting of social activities done by the couple, either alone or with others.
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.
Still, dating varies considerably by nation, custom, religious upbringing, technology, and social class, and important exceptions with regards to individual freedoms remain as many countries today still practice arranged marriages, request dowries, and forbid same-sex pairings.
Although in many countries, movies, meals, and meeting in coffeehouses and other places is now popular, as are advice books suggesting various strategies for men and women, in other parts of the world, such as in South Asia and many parts of the Middle East, being alone in public as a couple with another person is not only frowned upon but can even lead to either person being socially ostracized.