Dating Quotes

Falling in love and having a relationship are two different things. - Keanu Reeves


Sex without love is merely healthy exercise. - Unknown

Everything I buy is vintage and smells funny. Maybe that's why I don't have a boyfriend.”- Lucy Liu


Bisexuality immediately doubles your chances for a date on Saturday night.” - Unknown


I have stepped off the relationship scene to come to terms with myself. I have spent most of my adult life being 'someone's girlfriend', and now I am happy being single.- Penelope Cruz


“I prefer ordinary girls - you know, college students, waitresses, that sort of thing. Most of the girls I go out with are just good friends. Just because I go out to the cinema with a girl, it doesn't mean we are dating.”- Unknown

Dating is about finding out who you are and who others are. If you show up in a masquerade outfit, neither is going to happen.-Henry Cloud

Dating is primarily a numbers game.... People usually go through a lot of people to find good relationships. That's just the way it is.-Henry Cloud

Dating is a place to practice how to relate to other people.-Henry Cloud

Dating is a give and take. If you only see it as "taking," you are not getting it.-Henry Cloud

Dating is pressure and tension. What is a date, really, but a job interview that lasts all night?-Jerry Seinfeld

Whenever I date a guy, I think, is this the man I want my children to spend their weekends with?-Rita Rudner

A man on a date wonders if he'll get lucky. The woman already knows.-Monica Piper

Successful dating is not a destination, but rather it is a journey. This journey can either continue as marriage or friendship.-Noah Mitchell

Dating is just awkward moments and one person wants more than the other. It's just that constant strangeness. I think it's a very real thing.-Jason Scharwtzman

Dating is probably the most important aspect of a single person's life.-LINDA SUNSHINE

Successful dating is not a destination, but rather it is a journey. This journey can either continue as marriage or friendship.-NOAH MITCHELL

The most difficult part of dating is the initial invitation.-JANELL L. CARROLL

Even brief dating encounters can be pleasant and rewarding. They provide an opportunity to exercise one's social skills and validate one's style of relating to the opposite sex. As discussed earlier, dating experience can expand knowledge, add insight, and maintain self-confidence in coping with sexual and love relationships. Being liked, appreciated, and admired is flattering and a boost to one's morale even when the encounter has no continuity. Dating is a distinctive social context within which to express one's personality and outlook on life outside of work or family relations.-LINDA P. ROUSE

Habits and attitudes established during the dating years generally carry over into marriage.-MYLES MUNROE

Dating is like searching for the perfect wine. One date is too fruity, another too dry, and still another too much bouquet (cologne overdose). But once you find the perfect variety that suits your taste, get drunk.-KATIE KOSKO

Think of this date as a first step. Dating is a process and it takes time. Sure, you'd like to find instant chemistry, mutual attraction, and common interests. That's the ideal. But there are many other possible outcomes. If you approach the situation with curiosity rather than rigid expectations, you'll be less likely to be disappointed.-SHARON ROMM

Most of us don't stop to think about what to look for in the dating process, and yet the choice of who to go out with and continue dating is probably one of the most important decisions we'll ever make in our lives. It is also, all too often, one of the most unconscious choices made.-NINA ATWOOD

Because dating is a human exercise, it can be a tightrope fraught with danger. You will be dating imperfect people, and some of them are more imperfect than others. In addition, you are not perfect either, so that complicates the picture.-HENRY CLOUD

Most if not all of your relationships will begin with some potential. But as you continue to date, you are likely to learn things about some of your potential partners that indicate that you are not a perfect match. Since dating is more a process of elimination than of selection, this is a common dating experience.-ALISON BLACKMAN DUNHAM

Dating is an activity with a variety of purposes. For young people just beginning to participate in this activity, dating may be seen primarily or exclusively in recreational terms, devoted simply to testing one's attractiveness to the opposite sex and having fun, as the term "dating game" implies. However, eventually dating relationships tend to become more sustained and serious, and at some point dating begins to be seen more directly in terms of the goal of selecting a mate.-MARTIN KING WHYTE

Only married people think dating is fun.... You have a sweet nostalgic notion that dating is happy and charming, and fluttery first-date feeling. In real life ... dating is like playing Russian roulette with humans. You could meet a nice guy who doesn't want to tie you up (much), or you could meet that crazy guy who secretly posts ads on Craigslist looking for a woman to pee on him.-LAURIE PERRY

The urge to connect with others, and to love and be loved, is ageless and universal. No matter what your age, lifestyle, or personality, whether you're seeking a one-night fling, a whirlwind weekend, a summer romance, or a lifetime love, dating is the way to find it!-ALISON BLACKMAN DUNHAM

The thing about dating is that it's hardly ever called a date. It's "let's hang out," "let's get together," "let's get some food," or "let's go get some beers." Those are all ways of asking someone out for a date.-SYLVIA HOWELL

Dating is more than a cup of coffee and less than signing a lease.-SHARON ROMM

Dating is a lot about looking good, trying to impress someone, and putting forth your best foot. There is nothing wrong with that, as after you know someone better, you are more comfortable allowing yourself to be seen for who you are. It's another thing, however, to put forward a foot that is not yours.-HENRY CLOUD

Dating is big business. Singles provide a significant economic market for products and services--e.g., clothing, grooming, food and entertainment--that support dating activities. While this does not exhaust the possible societal-level functions of dating, it does convey some idea of what dating contributes to the needs of the larger society.-LINDA P. ROUSE

For some, dating is best described as an experience to endure until you meet someone to take you out of the meet market.-ALISON BLACKMAN DUNHAM

Since you are "in the market," you need to set standards of what you are seeking in a partner and in a relationship. Dating is not simply a prelude to a committed relationship or marriage. Dating is an opportunity to evaluate whether the person you are dating is a good candidate for you. You need to pay attention to your partner's positive and negative characteristics. Ask yourself whether you could live with this person for the rest of your life.-DAVID PRICE

Dating isn't fun. It's not always awful, mind you, and sometimes your date will do something unexpected and lovely, like open the door for you and pretend that he likes cats. But the most valuable reason to embark upon a dating spree is for the wisdom--and the great stories.-LAURIE PERRY

Dating is a socially scripted relationship sequence that activates gender-relevant behaviors for most men and women. Gender role expectations are particularly salient because dating is defined in Western society as a testing ground for mate selection and eventual reproduction.-BONNIE J. DOW

Pushing for promises, when the person you're dating is reluctant or unsure, is a recipe for disaster. A relationship has to evolve at a speed that causes the least discomfort to the person going the slowest.-SHARON ROMM

Dating is like using the treadmill. If you don't do it often enough, you might as well not do it at all.-BEVERLY GROSSMAN