Is Dating in the Bible?
You can’t find dating mentioned in the Bible for the same reason you can’t find Sunday school in the Bible. Dating, like Sunday school, was not a part of society during biblical times. Back then, most marriages were arranged by the parents. Check out Genesis 24.
Wouldn’t that be a great way to go today? Just think of it! No worries about becoming an old maid. No problem about finding a date for the prom. No more pressure from your friends to go out with some loser. No more dateless Friday nights. Your biggest worry would be deciding who to double with.
Drawbacks do exist, however. That marriage partner your parents pick out for you may be the cutest kid on the block when he’s a baby. But you never know if he will still suck his thumb when he reaches high school. Or they might set you up with a girl who at 6’6″ is still growing and you maxed out at 5’4″.
Given the alternative, you probably are glad for the present-day system of dating. After all, if your parents can’t pick out the kind of clothes you like, how in the world could they pick out the kind of marriage partner you would like?
Although you can’t find dating in the Bible you can find, on just about every page, scripture verses that apply to your dating relationships. As we answer the questions below, we will draw attention to many of these.
Taken from The Teenage Q&A Book