As you know, there are some Christians who believe that any dating is inappropriate.
It seems to me that one has trouble defending this view from Scripture.
The Proverbs speak of those with whom we should associate (i.e., the wise).
I think it is true that our young people date too young, and that many dating situations are unwise in that they create unnecessary temptations and, even if nothing wrong takes place, a couple’s actions may give the appearance of evil.
Many of the dating and personal relationship safeguards of years gone by seem to have been cast aside.
Assuming that dating is appropriate under certain conditions, the next question is, “Does the Bible forbid dating an unbeliever?
” I think we can all agree that the Bible forbids the Christian from marrying an unbeliever.
This appears to be clearly indicated in 1 Corinthians .
The principle stated in 2 Corinthians -18 would seem to apply to marriage as well, and some might see it as applying to dating.
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Answer The Bible does not speak specifically of "dating" however, since dating is a process in our culture that two people use to find out if they would be compatible for marriage, and that the possibility of "falling in love" always exists in dating, therefore I believe the Bible has a very clear statement regarding dating: "Do not be yoked together with unbelievers.
For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? What harmony is there between Christ and Belial [Satan]?
I suspect that this would be an inferential conclusion, and thus would have to be considered a matter of personal conviction, rather than as a clear biblical prohibition.