If you mesh and had a good time you may ask them out on a 2nd date, and so forth until both of you decide that you would be exclusive and stop dating any others in the mix.Yes, you can be dating more than one so not to put all your eggs in one basket and to compare which one you have more in common with.Humans are social animals and we depend on other humans all the time. Humans that don't procreate don't pass their genes on and their specific combination of genes is shuffled out of the gene pool.Depending on one person to meet all your needs is bad. Also in most developed countries the birth rate is actually negative.My reason for dating is that I cannot imagine my life without him, and in fact don't want to imagine it.My reason for dating is that he makes me happy, and I like to make him happy. But your situation sounds more like you need reasons to justify to your family, not to yourself.
Adoption is morally good and if that's what you want to do with your time that's great because you're giving one child a better life than it might have otherwise had, but it has very little impact on population since the area you live in likely has a low birth rate anyway.But if you both have fallen in love then next comes the question of as to whether they will marry you. Unfortunately, today people use dating to hook up with someone for a booty call.My opinion is that you are never going to find that special one when you rely on sex as the thing that will supposedly hold you together.Dating is a good thing because you can discover things that may not be evident. Are they just putting on a masquerade and holding back any of their normal behavior, like maybe anger management?
Dating can go on for some time, and anywhere along the time line you can decide that it isn't right after all and split up.Man did someone (probably your family) fill your head with bullshit.