Sorry if this is a stupid question, but what's the point of dating when a person doesn't plan on getting married? I always thought that dating was getting to know a person to see if they are the person that you you potentially like to spend the rest of your life with (marry), so why do most people date even though they have absolutely no intentions of getting married? Is it for fun? If it was just for fun then why not call it friendship? Or is it just a politically correct way of saying "friends with benefits"?
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I agree with what most people here said, its a great way to learn how it is to be with a man/woman in a romantic relationship (which is what marriage is essentially) you get to learn from them, who they are and you can judge them to be worthy of being a potential husband/wife...
I believe its more of a emotional/physical outlet two people can share and express to one another, getting to know their friends, who they really are, all that good sh*t and love.
Its the whole experience that counts, even if it doesn't last, its an experience you can remember being fun or great, when you were happy, and if it does last then it isn't that worth it? isn't it worth dating and ending up with Mr. right? But like your friend said " you have to sift through all the frogs to get to the prince" is more of an excuse than an answer. we all know jerks are the ones who express themselves as being confident and etc. and they look more "manly" I guess you could say and girls are attracted by those qualities.
And you learn from those experiences and you can learn from your mistakes and in the end, if you meet The guy, all this "training" will have helped you become a better lover, a better girlfriend and a better woman if I can go that far lol.
its all one big exercise people do so they can be ready for the real thing, and even then they have a lot to learn from their current boyfriend or girlfriend.0