Dating friendship or relationship marriage
"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.
Question: "What is the difference between dating and courting?
" Answer: Dating and courtship are two methods of beginning relationships with the opposite sex.
As stated before, during this time there should be little or no physical contact, as this is something that should wait until marriage (1 Corinthians -20).
In addition, courting couples state up front that their intentions are to see if the other person is a suitable potential marriage partner.
The reality is that when friends become lovers the shift in their emotions is usually gradual.
In fact, it's so subtle they don't even notice it's happening until the moment a kindly hug becomes loaded with intention.
Proverbs gives several characteristics of friends and friendships.
Prov.17: 17 says, “A friend loves at all times.” Prov.18: 24 says, “There is a friend that sticks closer than a brother.” Prov.27: 6 says, “When a friend rebukes you, that rebuke can be trusted.” Prov.27: 9 says, “The pleasantness of having a friend springs from his earnest counsel.” Prov.27: 10 says, “Do not forsake your friend.” These verses bring out the fact that the Lord blesses friendship and encourages us to develop them.