If You Are Married – Will You Go on a Date…?

Source: Academic and Creative Writing Journal Vikram Karve: DATING GUIDE : SHOULD I GO ON A DATE

DATING GUIDE FOR MARRIED PERSONS – SHOULD I GO ON A DATE…?Romantic Musings By Vikram Karve

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Since I am “out of date” on “dating” – I decided to re-check the meaning of the term “dating”.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

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 – I ruminate on the two salient aspects of the “dating definition”:

  1. I am married – in fact – I am “much married” for 33 years 9 months 9 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.

  1. And – as far as the “intimate relationship” aspect is concerned – the less said the better.

So – sadly – for me – the pleasure of “dating” is ruled out.

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 33 years 9 months and 9 days…?

So – since “dating” is ruled out for me – all I can do is to wish my one and only “better half” – and all my “girlfriends” – a very Happy Women’s Day.

VIKRAM KARVE

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