I had doubts and I did date often just to see what would happen. I think it was actually pretty eye opening and broadened my perspectives, made me less pessimistic, gave me more confidence and ability to deal with people and contribute to society. Romantic relationships are the most intense and as such teach the most lessons. I found I had an inner detachedness in me and how that affected the people I dated which I was oblivious to. Sometimes I was faced with the reality of having inadvertently hurt people and that has changed me. I learnt that I deny much experience form myself by pre-emptively analysing it to death and discarding because I forgot that the journey is also important. I found out that despite knowing something was not right in the end sometimes it's worth taking the ride because being on the ride changes us despite the outcome. I found out that sometimes feelings grow when we get to know someone better and sometimes they are there, like an old friend, already present.