'Love at first sight' is not a very commonly seen phenomenon, hence most of the people are seen to search for a suitable partner whom they can share their minds with.
But how on earth a person can know another person closely, if they do not spend some quality time together, away from the company of other known people? Thus the concept of 'dating' started becoming popular, as it gives both of a couple good chances to know each other more closely, which may help them in further developing their relationship in future.
Benefits of dating in life: Dating does not always mean to be the search for a lover or life partner; many people prefer to go on a dating just to spend some time with a good companion, who may later turn into a lover or remain as a good friend for the rest of the life.
This trend of going out for a dating has proved to be highly beneficial for every man or woman who seeks the company of a person of opposite sex at any point of their lives.
Dating helps in socializing with other people having similar kinds of interests or similar kind of mind-set up, sometimes resulting in further maturation of their relationship which may end up in marriage.
There is no age limit for dating and it is popularly practiced by both the young lot and the mid-aged group.
Even the elderly people find it a good way of casting off their loneliness of life and enjoy some good time in the company of their chosen date.
But the choice of a date obviously changes along the course of life; one cannot like the type of person at an older age, whom he/she liked at the teenage.
Dating also provides sufficient experience and knowledge about dealing with human beings, which makes a person more matured.
Though dating is a common household word nowadays, it is quite an old practice which was also popular among our ancestors, centuries ago.
According to different sources, people started dating from the time of American immigration, though at that time men used to ask their chosen ladies for a date only with the intention of marrying them.
The prominent criteria for selecting a suitable dating partner has changed from time to time; hence the qualities sought by our grandparents in their chosen date are no longer counted for by anyone of our generation.
Therefore, it is important for all to know exactly what the opposite sex now wants in a suitable date, to be more in demand by them.