I'd like to know how you define the "talking" stage of a relationship?

It seems like, with my generation, people don't believe in dating anymore. It's either we're talking or we're together. But it seems like different people define "talking" in completely different ways which leads to misunderstandings in relationships. So how do y'all define "talking?" Or do you even think that's a thing?
I'd like to know how you define the "talking" stage of a relationship?
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