Courting a woman vs dating
However, it does not mean it’s kind, loving or Christ-like for a man to pursue a woman and then pursue someone else at the same time (especially if he had communicated serious interest in her).When courting a woman, a guy will usually choose to not pursue anyone else.Rather she will see that she is simply exploring the possibility of marriage with a brother in Christ.
I have heard many courting stories of Christian women stating that this is the way they meant their husband.
But I am also not against dating and I feel like dating can be good for you.
I must also mention that just because you are dating someone that does not mean that you should sleep with them (see my blog here). The way I see it is that I would rather go out on a date with someone, with no expectations and get to know them to see if they are someone that I would even consider going out on a second date with before I enter into a courtship.
They will believe that they have left the “neighbour/friend category” and that they now exclusively to one another.
A helpful way to understand the difference is to look at the type of language used by people in a boyfriend/girlfriend relationship compared to the language we might choose to use when being courted: Boyfriend/girlfriend relationship: to each other in the first place.