The question here is clear, should you date someone you’re not attracted to? My personal opinion regarding this subject is not a simple yes or no but rather a depends on where you are in your life.
I recommend reading my 7 easy and simple steps to finding the right person to marry and taking a look at step one. In step one I recommend dating as many different people as possible before the age of 25. Basically if you’re under 25 years old I would strongly encourage you to date as many people as possible and this would include even people you’re not generally attracted to because you never know what you might find out or learn about these kind of people. At times you could simply find out that some of these people tend to be a bit less superficial and that’s partly because they don’t really have the looks to offer and therefore have to rely on other characteristics.
A common complain I often hear I that good looking people tend to be jerks and I do believe there’s some truth to that. I believe this has to do with the fact that good looking people have more options available and don’t have to really worry about being a “nice” person in order to be liked. The bad news is that you’re not always going to be young and beautiful and if these people don’t change they will have to learn the hard way down the line when they realize the kind of relationships they’ve lost through out the years just because they weren’t nice to people. Just to clarify, that doesn’t mean there aren’t any nice and good looking people out there, of course there is.
The whole purpose of dating all kinds of people before the age of 25 is because it will give you the knowledge and experience necessary to be able to make the right choice for a life long partner in the future.
Bottom line is that more experience and knowledge equals better choices.
On the other hand if you’re on the opposite end and happen to be over 25 then you shouldn’t date just anyone. By now you should already know what you like and dislike in the opposite sex, specially if you’ve follow my 7 easy and simple steps to finding the right person to marry. Of course on special cases people for whatever reason (not listening to me) haven’t had that much experience in the dating scene and should take their time getting to know different people from all different backgrounds even after the age of 25. Furthermore, I believe after that age you should really be focusing only on potential candidates for a long-term relationship and not so much on people who you’ll be “wasting you time” with. After all, there’s no guarantee that the first person you date after 25 will be the person you stay with, it could take a couple and even a few relationships before finding the right person.
In conclusion, when it comes to dating someone you’re not attracted to really has to do with how you feel about yourself. If you feel like you’re ready to settle down then you really shouldn’t date someone with no potential but rather someone who you feel could lead to more. My under 25 year old rule should only really be a way to give you some structure and guidance to knowing where you should be in your life.