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There are two philosophies of dating and finding a partner.
There is the idea that some people can find their person at the get-go. This means that dating further is without purpose and sticking with it, learning how to be in a relationship, and making a commitment is paramount. There is the other idea that one never knows unless one has experience of the world. Why settle down when you can sample the finer things in life? Why settle down when you can check around and maybe find something better? How do you know that you want what you’ve got unless you see what else is out there? By see, of course I mean experience.
Which one is more valid in the eyes of conservatives?
Is it more virtuous to know what you want and only date someone when they meet those qualities, then make a commitment from there? Is it better to see what qualities you might enjoy in a partner and see what kind of people there are in the world that you might want to make a life with?
What about you? Are you a one and only? Or are you more of a shop-around kind of a person?
I’d like to say it’s simple for me, but I find that I’m much happier settling down with someone now that I know what I want for sure. Yes, it’s what I’d always wanted from when I first started dating as a teenager, but now (having dated around) I am quite certain of what I want!
What should we encourage?
What say you?