It should be noted that a very few number of matured, focused and serious people have engaged in dating with discipline and made positive result out of it. Yet, it must be clarified that the practice of dating has produced and still processing the following problems :
Dating opens door for more purposeless relationship among kids and teenagers.
Dating is in most cases ignited by lust, not sincere love.
Dating breeds unwanted pregnancy and abortion and unexpected Marriage.
Dating is now an avenue for platonic friendship among all groups of people.
Dating demeans the values for true marital relationship.
Dating gives no room for awareness and guidance of parents and mentors over young people in relationship.
It gives room for concurrent dating practice and several relationship engagement at the same time.
Dating breeds sexual pervasion such as pornography, internet sex and exchange of nude pictures between lovers.
Considering these problems, the Bible, God's word therefore Condemns dating because of its practice and warns all God-fearing people to desist from it.
1 Thessalonians 4:3-4 " For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication; That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour; Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God".
Yes, dating could exist, but, only between a man and his wife, to spice up love and more intimacy among themselves. The only relationship that is recommended for singles, whether in the church, school and homes should be Courtship!
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