Hmmm, dating. Well, let me warn you. I am a 17-year-old who has had only two (maybe three) real boyfriends. But I have always thought forming relationships with guys is great, especially because they are so different from girls in many ways.
But dating? It just seems unnecessary when you can simply "chill" with your good friend.
In this day and age, the trend seems to be that we just don't have the time or energy to take a relationship seriously.
Many of us, both guys and girls equally, seem to be avoiding having the label of "boyfriend" or "girlfriend." It's about being a teenager and having fun with a guy you like so I tend to notice that many high school relationships consist of simply "hanging out" and bonding with that person you like.