How long to wait before dating

Teenager, wait to date until it brings more glory to God in your life to date than to remain single.

Dating is a stage of romantic relationships in humans whereby two people meet socially with the aim of each assessing the other's suitability as a prospective partner in an intimate relationship or marriage.

A boyfriend or girlfriend won’t complete you, no matter how much culture tries to convince you otherwise.

I just turned nineteen, and I have never been on a date. Within a few years I think I will be ready, and the idea of dating with intentionality and gospel-fueled motives excites me.

Seriously, no coffee, no dinner, no movie, no one-on-one — ever. That’s why I’m trying to use this time now to cultivate the right kind of heart.

Paul’s advice to young people: flee isolated romance and embrace purity in the context of community. But too many of us don’t want to wait to date until then, and so we suspiciously wonder, How can it be so bad when almost every teen we know has done it?

Wait to date until you’re ready to be held accountable by others, and they’re ready to hold you accountable. Ultimately, the problem with (and danger of) short-term dating is far greater and more serious than we imagine.

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