Real magic in relationships means an absence of judgment of others.
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.
Some women are to be captured by storm and some taken by siege; yet if there be not a traitor in her heart that shall deliver up the garrison, thou shalt not prevail over her.
Dating is not only a wonderful time of life, but also a context for enormous spiritual and personal growth. You learn so much about yourself, others, God, love, spirituality, and life through dating. Done well, it can be fulfilling in and of itself. Done well, it can be one of the most fun and rewarding aspects of your life. Done well, it can lead to a good marriage.
Dating is a give and take. If you only see it as “taking,” you are not getting it.