Someone said :
nothing like a thread where everyone is trying to decipher what the fuck the OP is trying to ask!
It simply means that it is a conceptual thread, where understanding a concept is as important as discussing it.
Surely a "do you shag around" thread would be easier to classify, and easier to contribute to... but it has been done before, many times...
I suppose that the concept of test driving is not better explained by the multiple possible techniques that can be deployed.
It is better understood by contrast with other concepts.
Some people "fall in love at the drop of a hat", and start building the next 5 years of the relationship from date 2.
They do not see dates or first shags as a way to test the relationship, but to confirm it.
Test drivers are not disillusioned by Disney-like romanticism.
They think that a relationship is a long term investment, and they have a somewhat â€œrationalâ€ way to approach a relationship.
It does not mean they are looking for an old sick rich man to marry.
It means that they weight various aspects of a relationship before investing themselves fully into it.
Note: I am not saying I am that type of person, but I admit I did drive test relationships in the past.