they should be, but it doesn't mean that they learned anything. some people go around and repeat... jumping from person to person... trying to get someone to love them and they don't learn or grow. someone can be 50yrs old and just starting to understand themselves, heal their wounds so they can actually love someone.
most people get no training, they don't read books on how to love, where is any of this taught? Church somewhat, there are a few classes I've seen (mainly via churches or singles groups).
No. Because everybody is not the same. Relationship smart is different than people smart. Just like school smart is different from street smart. If the person doesn't have the desire to get to know me as a person, I can care less how much experience in dating a person has, they are not the right person for me. End of story.
Of course. That doesn't mean they will do it though. Experience in anything makes a person better able to handle whatever that task is. I was with my ex wife 25 years. I know a lot more about women, relationships, and making both happier now then before. Talking with other men, it seems women in general just aren't able to let shit go. We never had any 1 big issue. Although I found out now she was cheating for at least the last 3 years. She just couldn't let the little things go. So if you don't have someone that is willing to work to make things right, how much you change the way you are won't make a difference.
No. When I read what I see here, when I see how many divorces there are, when I see how many empty and utilitarian relationships there are in today's world, I think that many people are totally clueless.
No, I don't think it has much to do with experience. Sure, some people might learn a thing or two from their past relationships but usually I think this is the sort of thing that has more to do with your personality. Players who have been in many relationships might still be selfish and will treat you poorly. Whereas a "beginner" can still love you very much and show it in many different ways.