Millennials can agree that dating is a word that needs analysis in and of itself.
Dating to me refers to two people who hang out exclusively with one another.
Once the pair has gone home together three or more times, their status becomes more official.
If they are both going out, texts will be exchanged throughout the night until they find a common location that both of their groups of friends would like to go.
Once they have both arrived in said location, one of the two will hopefully be intoxicated enough to directly approach the other.
They will certainly exchange a drunken kiss at this phase, however going home together is optional.
This may be preserved for the next time that they meet up.