Still, the decision seems chiefly to be that of the man and not of the woman.
So there was not a lot of dating in the times of the Old and New Testaments.
Let me make it clear that heavy kissing, close body contact, petting, and sexual intercourse before marriage are sinful.
The Bible calls this kind of behavior lasciviousness.
This is the situation that we see in regard to Jacob (Genesis -30).od wants the best for us in every area of our lives.This includes relationships with boyfriends or girlfriends.Additionally, there are some instances of marriage in the Bible where the man merely chooses his bride with no indication of the father’s consent such as Cain in Genesis .Another such example was David and Abigail (1 Samuel ).Paul condemns the church at Corinth for practicing this particular sin in 2 Corinthians .