Holy Shit! That just gave me a great idea.
I'm gonna freaking try that. I'm going to walk up to some girl tomorrow and ask them to be my girlfriend, and see what happens.
Your son just may be the smartest kid on the planet.
Or else he's just 12, and I'm going to get utterly humiliated. lol
But, doesn't it just seem easier? Aristotle talks about the "Final End" the purpose which has no means for another purpose - for Aristotle that purpose is the meaning of life, but for our purposes it works.
Dating as an adult is just a means to an end, to start a relationship (for me at least) - but how much do you really learn about someone before entering into a relationship, don't you get to know someone while your mutually exclusive more so than when you were on dates, and don't they generally seem to be quite a bit different? (good or bad)
This will be a sociological experiment at the very least!
Didn't mean to hijack the thread - that is an awesome kid outlook!!