If "dating" is defined as two single friends of the opposite sex doing things together for fun without any attraction or romantic desire or intimacy involved at all, there is no issue to discuss regarding dating. The Bible describes and gives directions concerning friendship.Also, in our culture, through "dating" people will often find a life partner and marry.
It is supposed to be fun and adventurous, and if you keep an open mind and stay patient you'll be meeting new dates in no time.
But for most, the issue of dating involves "romantic attraction and desire." Therefore "dating" must be approached by what the Scripture says regarding romantic desire and marriage, the only relationship in which romantic desire is to be fully expressed.
Song of Songs 1:2 says “Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth, for your love is more delightful than wine.” Husbands and wives are to rejoice in each other’s love both romantically and sexually.
Each of these three relationships have two common characteristics, a commitment to the responsibilities of that particular kind of relationship and a genuine care and concern for the other person in a particular kind of relationship.
Marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman that binds them together for life.
Gen. says, "For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh." This verse tells us that marriage involves the husband and wife severing ties of intimate relationships with parents to cleave to each other.
Marriage involves three elements, commitment, care and concern, and emotion.
When a Christian marries he or she is making a commitment to fulfill the responsibility God ordains for the husband or wife to fulfill.
How men and women view a "date" and "dating" can have a profound effect on their future.
"Dating" is not a relationship, it is a method people employ in our culture to get to know others of the opposite sex that was not employed in Biblical times.
The Bible does not talk about "dating," but it does talk about relationships.