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I made this mistake throughout most of my dating life, as did most of my friends – in fact I think nearly all of us have.Community Q&A Finding a way to dial down your sensitivity chip while you are in a relationship is easier said than done.If you tend to be more of an emotional person, falling hard when in love, finding techniques or ways to erode sensitivity can be tough.You see, I looked at dating as serving one purpose, and one purpose only: To start a relationship with a guy that I thought could be For example, you can date just to get out of the house for a night.You can date to see if someone might turn into a friend. You can date for practice – so you're very comfortable being with a stranger for a couple of hours so when the real Mr.Right comes along you won't be nervous and uncomfortable during those critical first few dates.I know this all sounds obvious, but here's what's so hard for most of us – to look at dating this way.What I never understood about dating is that it’s not about turn out to be our life partner.But it doesn’t matter, because it’s not about that. It’s about learning how to be comfortable with another person you don't know very well. It's about getting to know people who you might not think of as Why? I was wasting my time going out with the same type of guy, over and over and over again.The study defined playful daters as enjoying wordplay, improvisation and teasing (think: the kind-hearted, quip-spitting Chandler Bing)."We should not only think of non-serious people who are laid-back but also think about those that are curious, like to explore new things, that enjoy playful interactions with others," René Proyer of the University of Zurich and co-author of the study told Mic.