Well like many people I believe that dating should occur between two people who are serious about each other. Yes, it is true that many people choose to date for experience or to find who is right for him/her. In my religion dating is not emphasized as much, because it should occur with the person whom you truly love. However, dating allows for people to become comfortable with other people and allows them to find who is the right person for them. If you don't take advantage of it then it is okay.
It's always exciting to meet new people and get to know him. That's what makes dating fun. If you don't like them it's cool, you can always just date someone else because dating isn't considered very serious. It's always better to try something so you don't regret it in the future.
Being in a relationship for 4 years now I have noticed the effort it takes to keep an on going relationship with someone. It takes time, that is why when you are dating have fun but still do not settle for less. If you like someone just have the nerve to talk to them and get to know them instead of just "asking them out". I think its kind of corny and weird for a guy to straight up tell a girl if he likes her or vise versa. That is why if you like someone, get to know them first before you say anything too forward, that way you will know if you truly are interested in them or if they are just attractive >_/body>