Views on dating and relationships
Friendship involves three foundational elements, commitment to fulfill the responsibility of a friend, care and concern for the welfare of your friend, and affection.
The Song of Songs, the dialogue between King Solomon and his bride, is a celebration of the romantic and physical love between a husband and wife.
Also, in our culture, through "dating" people will often find a life partner and marry.
How men and women view a "date" and "dating" can have a profound effect on their future.
A third relationship God describes in the Bible is marriage.
Marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman that binds them together for life.
However, the Bible does describe three kinds of relationships with the opposite sex and gives certain characteristics of each relationship (there are others such as parent/child and sibling, but they don't clarify the issues of dating).