Courting dating purpose
When young men and women date they may kiss and hold hands on the very first date.
In fact, some couples even have sex on the first date.
They experience the dopamine rush in their brains of being with a new person.
Every text they receive from the other person gives them a rush. Then they need to go further and further with the touching.
Typically, this process takes only a few months but usually does not go beyond a year.
From a courting perspective, it would be highly inappropriate for a young 16-year-old man in high school who is totally unprepared for marriage or unprepared to support a family to ask a young woman’s father if he may court her.
While courtships are sometimes terminated like dating relationships are, the termination of a courtship does not happen easily and it a serious event for both families.
The goal of courtship is to make sure a couple is compatible but at the same time not engage in the emotional and physical intimacy God meant for marriage.