Sex & the Single Woman: Dating… Minus the Dates

I know couples who have been going out for over a year, but who still have never gone out on an actual date.

Trust me, I totally understand the idea of meeting through friends or in a casual setting. I’m not the kind of girl who expects ornate dinners for two every night. However, it still bewilders me that not once they go out as a pair.

Is it me, or is this strange?

What do you think–is it necessary for couples to go out every now and then?