The second reason is that when you date without expectations, your only intention is to get to know that person so you’re more likely to find someone with whom you’re compatible.
I believe you're more likely to find the right person when you don’t have any expectations. When you date without expectation, you tend just to be yourself because you have no motives yet or any reason to fear rejection.
Please understand that I am not saying you should just be hooking up with people and never have intentions for anything more.
I am simply saying you should get to know the person of interest a little bit before creating any expectations.
Not to mention, I haven’t even known the person long enough to formulate a truthful answer.
Keep in mind, typically, I am asked this on the first date or even when I first get their number.
Whether it’s the other person not living up to your expectations or vice versa, expectation too early can lead to unnecessary disappointment.