We should find out if the person has been born again in the Spirit of Christ (John 3:3-8) and if he or she shares the same desire toward Christ-likeness (Philippians 2:5).The ultimate goal of dating or courting is finding a life partner.The process of meeting a spouse had very little to do with compatibility and personality traits, and everything to do with family lineage and economic status.Finding a mate functioned a lot more like a bartering system than dinner and a movie.
This includes relationships with boyfriends or girlfriends.
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We should date for fun, friendship, personality development and selection of a mate, not to be popular or for security.
Don't allow peer pressure to force you into dating situations that are not appropriate.