You met your dream guy on a Monday night at a social mixer. He takes your phone number and sends you a flirty text message on your ride home saying how he can't wait until Friday night.
He asks you out for Friday night, which appears to be a good sign as it's one of the weekend evenings.
The protocols and practices of dating, and the terms used to describe it, vary considerably from country to country and over time.
While the term has several meanings, the most frequent usage refers to two or more people exploring whether they are romantically or sexually compatible by participating in dates with the other.
No one has dominated women's tennis quite as emphatically as Serena Williams.
At 35, she still looms large having taken her tally of career grand slams to 23 at the 2017 Australian Open and now stands as the game's most successful player of the open era.
The term was popularized by hip-hop culture, but was commonly recognized among urban American blacks by the 1970s.