Because everyone is on best behavior during a date.
If you really want to get to know someone, watch the person at school every day, or both of you get a job together at Mc Donald's.
If you're interested in someone who notices your profile or you're intrigued by a computer-generated match, let the e-mail begin. You don't want to learn only one person's interests, ways, or habits.If you're not interested, delete the e-mail with about the same level of remorse you'd feel from dumping jellyfish overboard. You don't want to discover how you react to just one person. Pizza's great, but if you never tried anything else, you'd never know how supper hamburgers and hot dogs and tacos and chop suey are.Dating is not only a wonderful time of life, but also a context for enormous spiritual and personal growth.Hurry not a woman's favor; neither forcer her hastily to surrender to thee.For she goeth into love as she goeth into the waters at the seashore; first a hand and then a lip goeth she in by littles.
She diveth not, she leapeth not from the pier; but by gentle shocks and cries of protest she entereth slowly; yet when the waters of love encompass her, then she is supported.
She swimmeth in her joy; she floateth on the tide of happiness.
Everybody knows the pressure of a first date: Searching for that perfect outfit. Dissecting each detail when it's over to check for mistakes.
Dating can make even the most confident person lose his cool.
Love, love, love -- all the wretched cant of it, masking egotism, lust, masochism, fantasy under a mythology of sentimental postures, a welter of self-induced miseries and joys, blinding and masking the essential personalities in the frozen gestures of courtship, in the kissing and the dating and the desire, the compliments and the quarrels which vivify its barrenness.
Dating is not a great way to "really get to know someone." Why?