as she sees it, is "Waking up in the morning and thinking about someone." 99 Writer Jennifer Marshall described the wife in an arranged marriage as living in a world of solitude without much happiness, and feeling pressured by relatives to conceive. 19 Different meanings of the term edit While the term dating has many meanings, the most common refers to a trial period in which two people explore whether to take the relationship further towards a more permanent relationship; in this sense, dating refers to the. Rupa Dev (Nov 3, 2008). 134 Italy edit Italians maintain a conservative approach to dating. And the number of these businesses has surged since 2005, following Neil Strauss' New York Times bestselling book The Game.