Would you say there is a difference in these two processes or are they more or less the same? thanks
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Dating can be a part of the courting process but you can date without courting.
Courting would be the process of dating someone in hopes of marriage. Dating itself is just the act of going on dates and some people date just to date, not with any interest in a relationship or marriage.
I can see that people probably try to update the term courting to mean just the dating process since people rarely date thinking they are going to find the person they are going to marry as much as to find someone they can be in a relationship with. The term courting comes from a time when living together outside of marriage was not done and getting married was seen as a natural goal of dating. So, for me, I still see courting as dating with the intention of marriage.0