It can be a form of courtship that consists of social activities done by the couple.
With his erudition, he impressed the Governor-General, and also the director of the botanical garden at Buitenzorg (now Bogor), Caspar Georg Carl Reinwardt.
This term may also refer to two or more people who have already decided they share romantic or sexual feelings toward each other.
These people will have dates on a regular basis, and they may or may not be having sexual relations.
These men sensed in Siebold a worthy successor to Engelbert Kaempfer and Carl Peter Thunberg, two former resident physicians at Dejima, a Dutch trading post in Japan, the latter of whom was the author of The Batavian Academy of Arts and Sciences soon elected Siebold as a member.
A former foe of the western world, this southeast Asian country has gone through a host of reforms over the last 20 years that have established it as an emerging tourist and business mecca.