Biblical views on dating and mating
First of all, Muslim youth develop very close friendships with their same-sex peers.This "sisterhood" or "brotherhood" that develops when Muslims are young continues throughout their lives and serves as a network, a way to become familiar with other families.Speed dating and Internet dating are both acceptable and practiced in Britain. When in a relationship, Brits are generally less physically affectionate than their American counterparts.British social customs veer away from physical touch."Dating" as it is currently practiced in much of the world does not exist among Muslims.Young Islamic men and women (or boys and girls) do not enter into one-on-one intimate relationships, spending time alone together and "getting to know one another" in a very deep way as a precursor to selecting a marital partner.It should not be taken lightly, nor left to chance or hormones.
Frenchmen actively pursue women and women don't display interest, not even eye contact, unless interested.
The man pays for the date and if the girl is still living with her parents, the man brings flowers to her mother.
German women do flirt and leave hints to their men of interest.
When a young person decides to get married, the following steps often take place: This type of focused courtship helps ensure the strength of the marriage by drawing upon family elders' wisdom and guidance in this important life decision.
Family involvement in the choice of a marriage partner helps assure that the choice is based not on romantic notions, but rather on a careful, objective evaluation of the compatibility of the couple.