Some people ask themselves why they need to go on a date. The answer is simple. It is a good way to know what another person feels. For instance if you are looking forward to ask someone to have a serious relationship with you it is imperative to ask him or her to go on a date to be able to assess if the person is looking towards the same direction as you. It is important to build a strong foundation before committing into a serious relationship. Some relationships do not last long because they lack the true essence of partnership which can be developed by establishing good friendship. Good friends talk about different things in life beliefs and other stuffs. Along with friendship comes dating wherein people can gauge where they stand regarding their emotions. When going out with someone it is imperative to be physically and emotionally prepared. Try to get as much information as possible to be able to think over what should be the next step. Hanging out with someone whom you like for a long time can be nerve-wracking especially if it is your first time but you can overcome your nervousness by preparing a few jokes and sensible stories which can break the tension and silence. As you become more comfortable expressing your ideas it would be easier to tell if you and your date can get along well with each other.