What is Dating?
Dating is a stage of a male female interraction within the first phase of game where the interraction has not yet progressed to love game. This means that dating is still focused on pickup game even if sex is happening on a recurring basis. Exclusivity is not implied unless explicitly agreed upon between the male and female which moves the interaction from dating to relationship.
Dating typically begins with the same night lay or sex in general and is not the goal of the alpha male but is so for the pickup artist that is not interested in pursuing relationship but simply a transactional interaction. Dating to the alpha male, is merely the phase between initial sex and exclusivity discussion.