A couple participating in courtship seeks the accountability of their parents or other mentors.
This oblivious self-centeredness can lead only to dissatisfaction, promoting an attitude of lust (taking what I want) rather than the Scriptural attitude of love (giving unselfishly to others).
A young man and a young woman on a date are responsible to help each other maintain their standards and to protect each other's honor and virtue.
, a Church publication for young men and young women, contains the following counsel regarding dating: “Do not date until you are at least 16 years old.
Both parties, as well as their families and all the people who love them, should continue to trust in the Lord and accept the grace He gives to deal with any disappointment or unfulfilled hopes. The main difference between dating and courtship involves the goals to be reached by spending time with a potential marriage partner.
Men and women who choose to date often have no commitment to consider marrying the other person.