Learning, my friend, learning. One cannot make an informed decision without knowing the facts. We as humans are great at deluding ourselves and were also great at hiding the facts. To uncover the truth we must learn, and that takes time. Dating is that time. Lots of good and bad but without it. Life is a crap shoot. Take your time. Be sure.
dating is having feelings for a person and getting to know them better. if ur relationship is so strong and u know that person is ur soul mate u would get married. if not, u break up and find someone else. dating is basically knowing who is ur soul mate. dating eventually leads to marriage once ur old enough. think of it as each door closing that leads u to the right door for u.