I think there's no need for dating in the first place. The desire to reproduce is a primitive emotion at best and it is now obsolete and antique. Why bother making more people in a world that has too many?
Yes, dating around is fun! It also gives you experience and helps you figure out what you want in a mate and is the best way to find the right person. To catch the right fish you gave to cast a wide net!
That's what dating is all about, going out with different people to see what it is you enjoy. Somewhere down the line things got screwed up, if you ask a girl out it means you're going steady, umm how does that make any sense. You've never taken them out but now your on a 1 on 1 relationship exclusively. That's like buying a car before you test drive it. Date as many as you can, have fun & don't get tied down. You've got plenty of time to screw your life up in a relationship. If people thought like you do there would probably be a much lower rate of divorce. You'll have the experience to know what you need to feel good in a relationship, too many people confuse love with lust. They're completely different aspects of a relationship, but when you have both-bingo I love & lust after my wife--& that makes it work