Friday, September 16, 2016

Dating Guide – What is Dating...?

DATING GUIDE – Part 1 – WHAT IS DATING…?
Romantic Musings
A Spoof
By
VIKRAM KARVE 

Sometime ago – a “girl” asked me out on a date.

Since I am “out of date” on “dating” – I decided to re-check the meaning of the term “dating”.

So – I Googled the word “Dating” – and the top hit was the Wikipedia Page on “Dating”.

Here is the definition of “Dating” from the Wikipedia Page on Dating (url: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dating accessed on 07 March 2016):

Dating is a part of the human mating process whereby two people meet socially for companionship, beyond the level of friendship, or with the aim of each assessing the other’s suitability as a partner in an intimate relationship or marriage. 

Later – there is an elaboration:

One of the main purposes of dating is for two or more people to evaluate one another’s suitability as a long term companion or spouse.

From the definition of “dating” above – I surmise that the principal objective of “dating” is “to assess the suitability of the ‘Dating Partner’ for an “Intimate Relationship” or as a prospective Wife/Husband”.

So – in the light of the definition of dating – I reflected on the “moot question”:

“Should I accept the girl’s dating proposal and go out on a date with her...?”


Well – let me ruminate on the two salient aspects of the “dating definition”:


1. DATING FOR MARRIAGE

I am Married.

In fact – I am “much married” for 34 years 109 days to the same wife – and – I do not intend to divorce my wife and marry the “girl”.

Actually – even if I want to marry the “girl” – it may not be feasible – since my wife may not be very eager to divorce me.

So – why waste time and resources “assessing” the girl’s “suitability” as a “prospective wife” – when I know that marrying her is not possible.

Now – whether the “girl” wants to “date” me in order to assess my “suitability” as a “Prospective Husband” – well – you will have to ask her.


2. DATING FOR INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP

And – since I am married as far as having an extra-marital “intimate relationship” is concerned – the less said the better. 


So – with both options closed  – sadly – for me – the pleasure of “dating” is ruled out. 


CAN YOU TAKE YOUR SPOUSE ON A DATE...?  

Well – you may console me and say: “Why don’t you take your wife out on a date…?”

Come on – don’t be crazy – do you want me to assess her suitability for an “intimate relationship” or as a “prospective wife” after being married to her for 34 years 109 days…? 

So – “dating” is ruled out for me – both inside marriage and outside marriage – yes – no intra-marital dating and no extra-marital dating for me. 

Dear Reader – what about you...? 

VIKRAM KARVE
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This is a revised version on my story posted online earlier in my Academic and Creative Writing Journal Vikram Karve Blog on March 8, 2016 at url: http://karvediat.blogspot.in/2016/03/dating-guide-should-i-go-on-date.html
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