* You can experience one on one interaction with a person of opposite sex.
* It's fun. You can have a good time.
*It is part of socializing.
*It makes you feel loved.

Advantages are: 
1. it will help you know the person better because in the process you will know the background of the person you're dating whether it is good or bad
2. it will help you become more aware of the feelings of the opposite sex.
3. it will help you become more aware of how the opposite sex think and react in every situation
4. Socialization
5. in the future use, when you both decided to marry, you will not have any regrets because you already knoweach other.
6. if in the first relationship you deal with did not turn out right, well, atleast you already have the upper hand and advantage in choosing your next man in the future.