1. Dancing along the margin between dating and not dating someone makes you feel alive with possibility, whether or not entering into a relationship IRL seems at all possible.
2. Who doesn’t want to be wanted? No one. Feeling wanted and/or wanting someone—even if you never act on those emotions—is adrenaline inducing.
3. Almost dating someone lets you anticipate what it would be like to be their significant other—to hold each other, have sex, exchange I love you’s,...