Bible and dating
This liking involves a "friendship kind of" affection based often on personality and common likes and interests.A second kind of relationship is “brother-sister in Christ.” If we have accepted Christ as our Savior we have become children of God.This love is based on our relationship with Christ and is not dependent on feelings we may or may not have for a fellow-believer.Brother-sister relationships in Christ involve two foundational elements, commitment to fulfill the responsibility of a fellow-believer in Christ and care and concern a believer is to have toward other believers.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."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.
How much more pleasing is your love than wine, and the fragrance of your perfume than any spice." Only in marriage may a man and woman enjoy expressing their romantic and sexual desires toward each other.
What about a romantic relationship without moving toward marriage?
Isn't there another kind of relationship described in Scripture where a man and woman can share romantic intimacy with some physical intimacy without moving toward marriage? This kind of relationship does not exist in the Scriptures.
However, the Bible does describe three kinds of relationships with the opposite sex and gives certain characteristics of each relationship (there are others such as parent/child and sibling, but they don't clarify the issues of dating).
One kind of relationship the Bible describes is friendship.
It also involves the joy of romantic desire/attraction and intimacy and sexual desire/attraction and intimacy.