These species-particular behavior patterns provide a context for aspects of human reproduction, including dating.However, one particularity of the human species is that pair bonds are often formed without necessarily having the intention of reproduction.It can be a form of courtship that consists of social activities done by the couple.The protocols and practices of dating, and the terms used to describe it, vary considerably from country to country and over time.In modern times, emphasis on the institution of marriage, generally described as a male-female bond, has obscured pair bonds formed by same-sex and transsexual couples, and that many heterosexual couples also bond for life without offspring, or that often pairs that do have offspring separate.Thus, the concept of marriage is changing widely in many countries.This period of courtship is sometimes seen as a precursor to engagement or marriage.Dating as an institution is a relatively recent phenomenon which has mainly emerged in the last few centuries.
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