Dating with extra people

Okay, personally, I think that a date is with two people who like eachother and want to get to know eachother more, yet my boyfriend (we,ve been together for 5 months) and I never went somewhere alone, there was always someone there taht we know, so here,s the tip. Guys, if your gonna date a girl, have some time set aside for them ALONE, cause it will just be akward for the girl.
And girls, if they tell you they have stuff to do, then it might be true, so dont worry about it and wait (patience is a virtue).