to go on a date: to meet someone socially who you are (or may become) romantically involved with.
What does to date someone mean?
Dating is when you are seeing someone on a consistent/regular basis with the intention to make that person your significant other.
Why would you go on a date with someone?
We all need a little pick-me-up sometimes, and a date can give you a much-desired ego boost. If youve been suffering from a drought and, in turn, feel down on yourself, a first date allows you the chance to get all dolled up, totally be yourself, and have someone dote on you.