Dating is a small word with so many different meanings. It’s certainly left up to interpretation. What is dating to you? While there are many interpretations to the concept of dating one thing I feel is key in any situation is identifying what both parties want out of the situation. There obviously won’t be growth if one person is content on mixing and mingling while the other seeks a more stable situation. It all comes down to communication. Being open and honest is the only way to be sure that neither party is settling or compromising. Once pertinent information has been exchanged both individuals should know where to proceed or withdraw from the situation. Just a few thoughts as i indulge in my oreo cheesecake from cheesecake factory.