On the surface, it may appear that people date for a lot of different reasons. Perhaps someone is looking for a person to marry and begin a family. Another person may seem to want a drinking buddy. Still others prefer extreme sports and seek someone who wants to experience life that way. A closer examination reveals all of these people want exactly the same thing. They want a person who is compatible. They want someone to share their life in one or more ways. All of these people are looking for a person they can share time and experiences with on a regular or permanent basis.