The term however, means different things to different people, particularly across generational lines.
Parents and grandparents may have one perspective, while younger people may have a very different view. There was a time when dating might have been seen as a purely social gathering that could even include multiple people—sometimes called a group date.
Your parents just received it, yet it is much more for you than for them.
You are urged to carefully study this book, long before you are of sufficient age to date.
In the simplest form, a date is merely a set time agreed upon by two people to engage in an activity.