Happy Monday Everyone A few of my friends and many of my acquaintances are single. This got me thinking. What do you all believe concerning this topic? I am married, but if I was single, I can't see asking anyone out on a date. I liken it to blurting out "I am interested in you" to a stranger. Imho, this is a form of flirting. I feel this can be dangerous, especially for women. Maybe a bike ride, hike, or some type of group activity would be more appropriate in the beginning. Just act like pals. Then if they appear to be marriage material, then proceed further at a slow pace. This is what we teach. Regarding the typical “dinner date”, when two people are in such an intimate atmosphere, then it can’t be unexpected that some bonding might take place, right? So if one party isn't interested in the other afterwards, and they keep calling, how would you let them down gently? Does the bible give any indication upon how to go about this? What about dating without the goal of marriage if one remains celibate?