For John, BLUF: Long term relationships should lead to sexual intimacy, not drinks at the local bar. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From Hot Air, by Allahpundit, posted on 13 February 2018.
I did see a suggestion, somewhere, that dating is not about sex, but about getting to know the other person. The old fashioned term "Courting" sort of captures it. From my dictionary, "be involved with romantically, typically with the intention of marrying". Thus it is not about getting gratuitous sex. It is about establishing a long term relationship.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff