Dating the past
This term "talking" does not make any sense to me because if you are talking to someone then you have been hanging out consistently for a couple of weeks, maybe months, but you two are not exclusive, and can maybe see other people? They are essentially in limbo, no labels, not even a discussion of labels, just a middle ground where the two parties think that they like each other.
What you do, what you like, and how many brothers and sisters you have were typically discussed.
For example, the line between friends and lovers has blurred considerably.
Friends that you are intimate with but are not dating form a type of relationship called "friends with benefits." This situation is like relationship purgatory and can cause resentment and confusion.
Also, since there is no typical dating relationship anymore, the question “Are you dating anyone?
In this modern day and age people can no longer say, "we are dating," as casually as they used to.
Certain things that once constituted a date have been thrown out the window.