6 relationships, 2 one night stands.
Dates with guys as in movie and dinner... Hm dozens?
#1 was a relationship right off the bat - just I was so deep in the closet and timid I didn't see it for what it really was. It took 6 months before we had sex, and then it just followed that life would be financially easier if we both shared the same place.
However emotionally I was already dedicated to him perhaps at first glance, if not literally then pretty damn close.
Being in the closet and uncertain about the whole gay thing do we consider the things he and I did together as pals 'dates'? Uncertain, it wasn't like we were striving for romance/lover relationship - well I wasn't, perhaps if I was a bit more honest I would clearly see that he had intentions.
He and I worked at the same place, and just started hanging out with each other after work... I viewed him as a friend first before we moved on to the whole lovers situation. Not saying there wasn't an attraction, there was, it was more or less I was deeply rooted in my closet and it took me a while to figure out that what I was feeling for him was a bit more than just friendly.
#2 and I socialized together - still not real 'dating' as in official going out to do stuff with one another. We just ended up hanging with other friends. It did gradually turn into a few dates, then moving in then lots of other interesting stuff...
#3 Was him approaching me in the public library to help him with the computer (computers were all new back in those days) that lead to his asking me out for a cup of coffee and his taking a more formal 'dating' ritual pattern. We dated for over a month before we declared ourselves a 'couple' and I moved in with him the following month.
#4 literally picked me up off the floor - I had been drinking again, no still - been doing a steady diet of alcohol for a few years by that time. He carried me to his place, put me in his bed then did the gentlemanly thing and slept on his own couch. We partied together, went clubbing together and had a sort of on again off again romance. I has stuff at his place but by this time was all leery about the whole relationship thing and living with a guy. So maintained my own apartment. No real dating, more um party friends/sex buddies who were exclusively boning each other.
#5 was three dates and a move in. Then my moving out in short order when he revealed his true colors.
#6 and I dated for several months, then he moved in (much to my reluctance at the time) and is still here. He stopped being a lover nearly 3 years ago and has been a roommate every since. Largely due to his inability to maintain a job in this current economy. Well a job that will allow for him to have his own rent, utilities, food, etc.
Between these there were dates, a couple of one night stands.... nothing concrete or solid really. Hit and misses....
Any of that help?