is an 'individual of significance' with whom one shares a relationship.
The word dating entered the American language during the Roaring Twenties.
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In literature, the term is discussed in July 1988 in Neil Bartlett's, Who Was That Man? On pages 108-110, Bartlett quotes from an issue of The Artist and Journal of Home Culture, which refers to Alectryon as "a boyfriend of Mars".