Many students ask the question, “How far should I go on a date?” Here are some principles that will help you decide what is appropriate behavior on a date. , All Rights Reserved—except as noted on attached “Usage and Copyright” page that grants Christian Answers.Realize that over 50% of girls and over 40% of guys never date in high school.The Bible gives us some very clear principles to guide us in making decisions about dating.Dating with a trajectory towards marriage means dating with a purpose. It means dating someone who meets the values and goals you have for a future spouse (more on that later).
Dating with a trajectory towards marriage doesn’t mean you only date one person ever. So, if you choose not to get coffee or watch a movie with the opposite sex, then whatever. The ultimate purpose of marriage is sanctification (becoming like God). If you have no idea what values are important to you in a future spouse, exit the road to marriage at the next off ramp. We should date for fun, friendship, personality development and selection of a mate, not to be popular or for security.Don't allow peer pressure to force you into dating situations that are not appropriate.Myth #1: "God has one woman picked out for you to marry.You are destined to be with her, and God will guide you to her." Good luck finding this one in the Bible.