Does the fact that the Bible has nothing explicit to say about dating mean that it has nothing practical or authoritative to us about how to conduct a dating relationship?To borrow a favorite phrase of the apostle Paul, by no means!
The process of meeting a spouse had very little to do with compatibility and personality traits, and everything to do with family lineage and economic status.
Not only is there nothing said about the topic, but the concept of dating didn’t even exist in biblical times.
Even today in the cultures of the Middle East, dating is a relatively new concept.
The Bible does not actually mention the terms "dating" and "courtship", but we can definitely find some principles about relationships that will help us understand what's up with this touchy subject.
First things first, let's separate how the world views dating from how God wants us to handle the period of time before a couple gets married.