If you're British you hardly 'date', right?
'Dating' is more what they do over the pond.
Here we 'see each other.'
'Seeing someone' consists of meeting someone that doesn't make you cringe, probably pissed at the pub (let's be real), swapping numbers or simply, names (thank you Facebook) with said non-troll, and then starting to message each other to see when you will next be able to get drunk in the other's presence.
This will go on, messaging, meeting, drinking and so on and so forth, until you start 'going out.'
'Going out' is the ironic title of the period where you stop the costly and socially exhausting chore of going to bars and restaurants and simply stay in together and drink wine out of a box that is situated somewhere in the vicinity of your bed.
Ah, love, isn't it magical?
So let's relive those halcyon days of 'seeing each other', previously known as 'courting', together, shall we?
1. Spot cute person
2. Make move
3. Definitely don't embarrass yourself
4. You have met someone that is vaguely normal so anticipate a message from them with naïve excitement.
5. Quickly get seriously depressed when they fail to message you.
6. Receive text/message/email and regain abundant confidence you never knew you had.
7. Go into catatonic shock after realising you need to reply
8. Call in backup
9. Put your friends on an Instagram, Facebook and Twitter recce. You expect a full report on likes, dislikes and exes before the day is out.
10. After your friends accidentally 'like' your crush's first Instagram post from 2015, you realise they are morons.
11. Take things into your own hands, grab yourself a glass, text the first thing that comes into your head and hope for the best.
12. Either go into a stressful, never-ending spiral of steps 5-11 or, decide to put your big-girl pants on and call him like a real woman.
13. Live happily ever after.