Essay on dating and relationships
He asked me what was the difference between dating and marriage.
It should have been a straightforward answer on my part, but I was stumped. I married my wife the day after I turned 18, so I should have an interesting perspective on getting married young.
Dating offers you the chance to explore and learn before you make the serious commitment of marriage.
You can move in with someone and share different aspects of your life to test out what marriage would be like with that person. There are different legal aspects of marriage (such as bank accounts, taxes, will’s, etc.) that you can’t experience while dating.
Over 40 million Americans have given online dating a try, and over a of the American couples married between 20 met online.
I’ve already expressed my argument for why in two posts: one on how critical it is to find the right life partner and how seriously we should take that quest, and another on why going to bars is a terrible life experience.
The first step in ending up with the right person is meeting the right person, and for something so important in our lives, we’ve had for doing it efficiently and intelligently.
The way the current trend is heading, what will dating be like in 2030, and will that be a better or worse time to be on the dating market than 1995? I think the term “online dating” is part of the problem and makes people who don’t know much about it think it refers to people forming entire relationships online and only meeting in person much later.
Simply considered as online meeting people, it makes a ton of sense.