Dating is the word used to describe the early stages of a relationship. These stages are used so people can get to know each other better and make sure that they want to be with each other before choosing whether or not to commit to a serious relationship. It’s said that men and women have different reasons for dating, but not all men or all women have the same reasons. Some men are said to date to reinforce their sense of masculinity, whereas women are said to date to share affection and show their loyalty. People date so they can try finding someone they think that they would work well with, this is a great way for them to get to know the other person before becoming serious. It’s a way for people to see if a connection is going to develop between them if there’s not one already there, this means they can enjoy themselves and get to know the person before choosing to make something of it. This causes less drama as if they decide it wouldn’t work as a relationship they can choose to go their separate ways or stay friends and miss out on all the drama and stress of trying to make something work when it’s not meant to be.
Dating can be important because it’s not common for strangers to hit it off straight away and go straight to being in a relationships, this is more common if you already know the person. This is why it’s best for them to have time where they date the person and get to know them first to see how things work out. People can then end things early if they don’t fit but move forward to beginning a relationship if things work out. It’s a way for them to test the waters before making the commitment of being in a stable relationship with that person.
Some people however choose to date for other reasons such as to boost their self-confidence, knowing that they are able to get other people’s attention and make them want something more makes them feel better about themselves. Some people date because they don’t want to make a long term commitment but still want companionship. Having that person in their life makes them happier as they have someone to enjoy things with but things don’t have t be serious straight away.