Many of today's teens and adults don't really know what "dating" is! They use words like "hanging out" or "hooking up" or "we're together". Some "couples" have never even been on an actual date! Dating is best defined as "a social activity for two people to get to know each other better and determine if they are meant to be together in a long term, committed relationship."
A "BITT" of advice from WeldWAITS on dating:
Boundaries - set healthy boundaries for yourself
Intentionality - be intentional about who you date and what you want this relationship to be
Talking - communication is the foundation for any healthy relationship
Time - spend time getting to really know each other, not just physically. Get creative with your dating!