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Dating comes between being friends and getting engaged.
Young people often send out conflicting signals about the seriousness of their dating.
That is why the Bible says nothing specifically about dating.
Just as Adam and Eve's sinlessness is described as unashamed nakedness, so also is it true that the consciousness of sin came to our first parents through the awareness of their nakedness (Gen. This is God's way of saying that they became totally depraved. Whereas man's fall into sin spoiled the sexual desires God had created, God redeemed those desires from shame. Hebrews 13:4 declares in plain language, "Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled." The Holy Spirit inspires the apostle to speak just as plainly in I Corinthians 7:2, 4: "To avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.
Their beautiful sexual powers were subjected to and dominated by sin. As a result, sexuality, while in itself good, is often expressed in perverse and wicked ways. And that prohibition is as relevant today as it was 3,000 years ago. God redeemed them for wonderful use within the union of those who marry "in the Lord" (I Cor. The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife." Concerning their sexual relationships the third verse of this chapter declares that both the husband and the wife are indebted to each other.
Girls, on the other hand, may be more likely to romanticize dating.
Looking for a Romeo to sweep her off her feet, she can begin to idealize dating, hoping to be able to enjoy the kind of totally unrealistic love affairs portrayed in romance novels. Both are opposed to the spiritual perspective of dating, which is objective and God-centered.