Issues of life compatibility should be tested in this relationship as much as possible.Do not eliminate your casual friendships with others of the opposite sex and focus all your attention on that one person when you are initially experiencing a strong attraction to someone or when you are the initial stages of a dating relationship.Principle #2 Focus on growing spiritually and seeking a Christian who is growing spiritually.2 Pet. says "But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ." Make sure that you are growing in your relationship with Christ.If you are attracted to someone of the opposite sex, get to know him or her in a group setting and see if you develop a casual friendship.
Dating is not in the Scriptures because dating is not a relationship.Seek another Christian who is also growing in his or her relationship with Christ.Growing Christians become mature Christians and mature Christians are capable of developing healthy relationships with the opposite sex.It is a method of getting to know each other, that was not employed in Bible times.If you have "romantic feelings" for someone, you don't have to deny them, just don't let them "drive" your life.
Try to get to know each other through a variety of experiences.