There are different types of dating, and here are some of them:
Regular dating. Two people or a couple get together for an activity.
Double dating: two couples get together for an activity.
Group dating: an activity shared by two or more couples.
Blind dating: a date where the participants have not met each other personally before, and is usually set up by a third party.
Long Distance dating or Holidating: because of a long distance relationship, dating only when one or both parties are on holiday or vacation and are only together during that time.
Aside from the different types of dating, there are also systems for organized dating:
Online dating: Instead of using conventional matchmaking, online dating uses specially targeted websites to meet new people.
Speed dating: Where a group of people gets together for several hours in a certain place to get to know one another. At one of these speed-dating events, each person customarily sits with another single member for a fixed period of time to get to know them better, and then at the pre-set time, is asked to move and sit with someone else to repeat the same course of action.
Mobile dating/cell phone dating: Where text messaging and video calling to and from a mobile/cell phone carrier are used to show interest in others on the system. It can be web-based or online dating as well depending on the company used.
Virtual dating: A mishmash of video game playing and dating, where users make avatars to represent themselves in a virtual world in an effort to meet other avatars with the intention of meeting for probable dates.
Singles events: Where a group of singles is brought together to join in a variety of proceedings for the purposes of meeting new people. Such events can include things like parties, workshops and games.
When you meet your date, don’t jump to assumptions right away. You might think of something else or form an image in your mind, which is dissimilar from the real person; this is not their fault, so give them a chance. It’s normal to feel awkward at first, just relax and try not to think on the outcome. It’s not important if they like you or not, you should just try to enjoy the date. Remember that they are also nervous like you and they also hope that you will like them.