Maturity and readiness for marriage are not considerations in the decision to date.
Instead, couples usually date with the selfish goals of having fun and enjoying romantic attachments.
Under the protection, guidance, and blessing of parents or mentors, the couple concentrates on developing a deep friendship that could lead to marriage, as they discern their readiness for marriage and God’s timing for their marriage.
(See Proverbs 3:5–7.) Courtship is a choice to avoid temptation and experience the blessings of purity.
It is a decision to walk by faith, to trust in God, to honour others above yourself, and to believe that God will deal bountifully with you, because He is love.
(2 Corinthians 5:7, Psalm , Romans , Psalm 13,1 John 4:8.) Because each individual, family, and set of circumstances is unique, each courtship will be unique.
Wikipedia defines dating as a part of the human mating process where two people meet socially for companionship, beyond the level of friendship or with the aim of each assessing the other’s suitability as a partner in an intimate relationship or marriage.
Courtship is a relationship between a man and a woman in which they seek to determine if it is God’s will for them to marry each other.
It is a choice to wait for God’s best, for His glory.” Courtship strives to answer the question “how can I honour God and discern His direction regarding my life partner?” In a dating relationship, there is little if any accountability for the couple and little or no interaction with family members.Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another” (Romans 12:9–10).