Dating Or Not
"So are you thinking about going out with a girl?" Ben asked without beating around the bush.
Sean considered Ben's question and thought, "Can I trust him? Will he tell others if I tell him?" So far Ben seemed to be quite trustworthy. When they were at the office, he was careful not to bring up things they had talked about in private. Sean decided that he could trust Ben a bit further and allow him into his private world a little more.
"Yes, I am thinking about that," replied Sean.
"That's great! How long have you known her?" inquired Ben.
Sean explained briefly how he had met Molly and how he had enjoyed talking with her.
"She is taking me out to dinner tomorrow night as a token of thanks," Sean said. "I like her but I don't want a girlfriend yet because I want to concentrate on my studies. That's why I want to ask you whether I should go out with her even though I don't want to date her."
Ben slowly nodded a few times and said, "To help you answer your own question, I think it will be good to think through a few things. First of all, let's think about the reasons for dating. What would you say are the reasons?"
"To find a girlfriend... to see if someone is suitable to be a wife," Sean offered.
"Yes, that's true," again Ben slowly nodded, "but I think there are other reasons for dating as well."
Sean looked at Ben, curious what the other reasons might be. Ben seemed to be waiting for Sean to come up with them.
下期续 to be continued.
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