The Bible doesn’t directly say anything about dating.
If you simply want to date around and enjoy deep intimacy while giving minimum commitment, you are not ready to start dating because you are not ready to find a spouse. Dating should end through breaking up when you realize this person is not your future spouse or it should end when you realize this person is your future spouse. It should only last as long as you don’t know whether or not someone should be your future spouse or not.
A Christian should start dating when he or she wants to find someone to commit to in marriage, not just in dating. A Christian Should Start Dating When They Can’t Serve the Other Person Anymore in Friendship If you are dating a new girl or guy every few months, that is a problem in my opinion.
I say “ready” not in the sense that you will be the perfect spouse, but ready in the sense that you are prepared to fulfill your biblical role as a husband or wife.
If you are a male, are you ready to provide, protect, and lead your wife?
I’m not saying you have to be able to afford a mortgage, have kids right away, have a degree, and be the perfect spouse.
But are you ready to fulfill what the Bible says a Christian husband and wife should do for each other?
A Christian Should Start Dating When Ready to Commit to One Person Don’t get me wrong.
You don’t have to be ready to commit forever to the person you want to date. It is a bigger commitment that friendship so that you can enjoy a greater intimacy that friendship as well. Problems arise, however, when Christians want a greater intimacy than is wholesome for dating but they do not want to commit that much.
I say that because often times you can learn enough about someone in friendship to determine it would not work romantically before entering into a dating relationship.