Also, in our culture, through "dating" people will often find a life partner and marry.
How men and women view a "date" and "dating" can have a profound effect on their future.
It can involve affection as we work together in Christ, but affection is not a necessary element.We are commanded in the Scriptures to show love to all believers, but we are not commanded to make all believers our friends.It also involves the joy of romantic desire/attraction and intimacy and sexual desire/attraction and intimacy.The Song of Songs, the dialogue between King Solomon and his bride, is a celebration of the romantic and physical love between a husband and wife.A third relationship God describes in the Bible is marriage.
Marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman that binds them together for life.
It shows that God desires that they enjoy the blessings of the union He created.
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.
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.
It involves coming together into a permanent bond of unity.
"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.