Report Teens/casual dating vs. long-term relationships ? in General Education Discussion Board Posted October 12, 2011 :iagree::iagree::iagree:I third this!!! And there is nothing wrong with this!!! Does she want the romance without the intimacy? She may need a little reality check, that romancing a girl isn't just "fun, " for a guy. Most, want it to go somewhere...either in a noble way, or shallow/physical way. Hope that made sense! Dating around when I was in high school meant you were loose. There was no casual dating - although you could go out in groups. But if a guy was taking you out, he wanted something like Simka said - either a longer relationship or something physical. My stepmom would always try to encourage me to "date around" back then, and I just couldn't get her to understand that wasn't really a good option. . .