No. One purpose of dating is to get to know them. It's been so long ago and hard to remember, but I think maybe half the time I had no feelings at all for them, and often didn't know anything about them. In other cases I had some attraction toward them, but not even close to being in love.
Then there are blind dates. Someone else set it up and I knew nothing about the girl, not even her name. In some cases I didn't even know I was going on a date until it happened.
most people date to get to know a person, love often doesn't eyer not it. i can't do that myself, i basically dont even start dating until I'm already in love, i certainly wouldn't continue dating if i was not. but from my understanding, thats not typical.
Of course not. I dated to get to know the girl better. If it did not turn out that we got closer, then we eventually stopped dating. But some of the girls were wonderful and we ended up really caring for each other. I loved those girls.
Depends what you consider "in love". My first relationship, I was too young to know what "love" is. So that's a maybe? The second one yeah, I did love her but it was the total opposite by the time I broke up with her.