[quote="Suspicious_Mind, post:25, topic:200499"]
There's a contradiction within your own statements; most people agree that dating is for discerning marriage here apparently, that leaves some people who don't agree with that. Then you ask what is the point based on the majority interpretation...obviously the people who hold a different view wouldn't really be able to answer that flawed question.
I don't think there's anything wrong with dating without the intent to marry, get to know people, you don't have to be constantly ony the look out for finding someone to marry. Most people find 'the one' when they aren't acting all desperate and looking for marriage but just going with the flow and having fun, socializing.
See a pretty girl, ask her out, who cares if she's not Catholic or not.
There is no contradiction. I said that most people here would argue that dating is for discerning marriage. Then I asked this person (and you're free to answer as well) what the point of dating is if it's not to seek a spouse? In other words 'why do you date a girl?' It's not a desperation thing either, what it means is that if you know that this person could not possibly be the one that you would marry, then why are you wasting his/her time and yours? It doesn't make any sense. If you want to get to know people there are a variety of ways that don't involve exclusive dating.