This can only be accomplished in actual situations with the opposite sex.
God created us to need interpersonal relationships.
We would like to emphasize eight specific reasons why dating can be a positive experience in your life to help you navigate the waters of maturity and maybe, some day, even marriage. This is an end in itself because couples want to relax and experience a form of entertainment together.
In other words, dating establishes social confidence, helps people learn social skills like manners, consideration for others, cooperation, and conversation.
The purpose of dating should not be considered merely a pre-marriage ritual designed to prepare one for marriage, but instead (1) to develop wholesome interactions with the opposite sex in contrast to the world's dating games, totally mired in the lures of temptation and emotion described by James -15; (2) to help individuals to see their own strengths and weaknesses, gradually understanding themselves; (3) to develop practice in serving others, and (4) to discover the person one will marry.
Men and women need to discover the kinds of roles they find fulfilling in a close relationship.And then it is on to the next chapter in the relationship journey.... I will only date a man that I think is long term relationship or marriage material. Not sweating the small stuff and having a good sense of humour is key. And I do think it a good idea to be in at least one long term serious relationship before getting married.And I don't mind being single for long periods of time if I don't meet up with a man that I am attracted to AND think is relationship material. As is having similar personal hygiene habits (non-smoking is included in this), partying styles, morals and long term life goals etc...^^^ This is me. I have no regrets about my romantic past and with each failed relationship, I learned how to sort out my priorities and do it better.Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick!Some forums can only be seen by registered members. For me, it would be a means to an end - to find a partner. When you are younger,(or really at any age) dating helps you discover who you are.discover the kind of things which you would desire out of a relationship.the person you are dating.. Dating can be great.you don't obsess over the insignificant details..