Dating vs. Courtship: Part 7

by Nathan Bailey

The problems with dating
Top 25 reasons not to date!

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Why do people feel so strongly about these issues? Because the "dating game" is such a dangerous game to play! Whether you are the predator or the prey, you are quite likely to be hurt by the recreational dating scene. Some may come out unscarred from the pit of snakes, but is that any reason to walk through it? :)

In terms of the use of the word 'dating' here, you might want to read part one to distinguish between recreational dating and more healthy romantic relationships.

Dating promotes short-term relationships over long-term friendships
— Bailey, 2003


These problems are extracted from "Dating: Is it worth the risk?" by Reb Bradley; "I Kissed Dating Goodbye" by Joshua Harris; "Dating, Betrothal and Courtship" by Dr S. M. Davis; "Dating vs. Courtship" by Paul Jehle and various posts to the "Courtship Ring" mailing list. Please see the list of resources for details of where to access these resources!

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