Dating is a stage of romantic relationships in humans whereby two people meet socially with the aim of each assessing the other's suitability as a prospective partner in an intimate relationship or marriage.
It is a form of courtship, consisting of social activities done by the couple, either alone or with others.
The creation of the sport group Locksport International in July 2005, founded by Josh Nekrep, Kim Bohnet, and Devon Mc Dormand of Lock Picking101.com, helped to solidify the term within the community, and today the term is widely adopted in North America by those who practice the craft for fun and sport.
Locksport International is now under the direction of Doug Farre.
One such activity is known as the Padlock Challenge, where members each start with a predefined number of padlocks linked together.
As participants pick a lock, they attach the lock to the chain of padlocks of another participant.
There are several organized lock picking contests that are held each year. NL hold a major contest each year, attended by hobbyists and travelers from around the globe.As humans societies have evolved from hunter-gatherers into civilized societies, there have been substantial changes in relations between men and women, with perhaps one of a few remaining biological constants being that both adult women and men must have sexual intercourse for human procreation to happen.Humans have been compared to other species in terms of sexual behavior.With the use of modern technology, people can date via telephone or computer or meet in person.Dating may also involve two or more people who have already decided that they share romantic or sexual feelings toward each other.Dating as an institution is a relatively recent phenomenon which has mainly emerged in the last few centuries.From the standpoint of anthropology and sociology, dating is linked with other institutions such as marriage and the family which have also been changing rapidly and which have been subject to many forces, including advances in technology and medicine.Here, attendees can learn to pick locks and watch others practice and compete.Because lock picking is sometimes viewed as a nefarious craft, locksport enthusiasts uphold a very rigorous standard of ethics.However, as an organized hobby, lock picking is a relatively recent phenomenon.The earliest known organized group of lock picking enthusiasts is the German club SSDe V (Sportsfreunde der Sperrtechnik - Deutschland e. or, translated Sportsenthusiasts of Lockpicking – Germany). has also helped to pioneer the collaborative hobby of lock picking.