Dating vs boyfriend and girlfriend
Before you cross the line from platonic to romantic, consider these critical distinctions. When you're taken though, this becomes harder to do because suddenly many of the people in our lives who we thought were platonic, start showing us a different side. If you're the one on the other side (debating telling someone that you like them as MORE than just a friend), please reconsider if they are taken.
I'm one of those girls: I like hanging with the boys.
Rather she will see that she is simply exploring the possibility of marriage with a brother in Christ.
In contrast, on entering a boyfriend/girlfriend relationship, a man and women will see themselves as entering a “new category” of relationship.
Whats the difference of exclusively dating/seeing each other and actually being girlfriend/boyfriend?
Does exclusively dating leave a gap to sleep with someone else without feeling guilty, because "oh its not like he/she is actually my bf/gf?
What is the difference between a boyfriend/girlfriend relationship involving two Christians and courting? I think one of the key differences can be summed up by a single word: ‘BELONGING’. When I passed by you again and saw you, behold, you were at the age for love, and I spread the corner of my garment over you and covered your nakedness; I made my vow to you and entered into a covenant with you, declares the Lord Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church.
(Eph -32) Based on this understanding, when being courted, a girl will not see herself as being in a “new category” of relationship.
A boyfriend or girlfriend will buy you a gift and be done with it, but will happily enjoy the free booze you provided for the party that you planned yourself.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.They will believe that they have left the “neighbour/friend category” and that they now exclusively to one another.