Nowadays, if you say you are dating, people assume you are having sex.
Netflix and chill implies... (Seriously, why don't people just think movie and hanging out?)
Why is everyone's mind in the gutter?
Please keep it PG-13.
Most Helpful Guy
This has been the case as long as 'relationships' have been common before marriage.
Back in my parents day, which was a LONG time ago, bf/gf just meant going on the odd date, and more often they just went out on 'dates' and nothing happened. They did not have the deep emotional intimacy you think of as part of a relationship. That has never existed without sex, or the expectation of imminent marriage and sex.
Not to say some people haven't done it, but they've either struggled or been asexual.
You're supposed to want to have sex with people you're attracted to, and you're really supposed to want to have sex with someone you care about and are connected to and attracted to who is attracted to you. If you're not finding it hard not to have sex, something is really broken in the relationship.2
Most Helpful Girl
If you are under 18 I don't think it has to mean sex. My favorite dates when I was 16-17 were just cuddling with a movie together. It's just other kids want gossip. I wouldn't get overly concerned. And enjoy whatever your relationship is.1