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Dating and Courtship

Am I Ready to Date?

Five points to help you determine if you’re ready for dating and marriage.

Is Flirting Harmless Fun?

Exactly what is flirting? Why do some people do it? Are there any dangers?

Friendship or Romance?​—Part 1: What Signals Am I Receiving?

Get tips that can help you figure out whether a person is sending romantic signals or just wants to be friends.

Friendship or Romance?​—Part 2: What Signals Am I Sending?

Might your friend conclude that you want more than friendship? Check out these tips.

What Can I Expect From Marriage?​—Part 1

What kinds of benefits and challenges can you realistically expect from marriage?

What Can I Expect From Marriage?—Part 2

Learn how you can prepare for the unexpected challenges of married life.

Should We Live Together Before Marriage?

Some couples think that living together will prepare them for marriage. Is that a good idea, or is there a better option?

What Should I Expect When Dating?

Three common things to consider as your relationship moves forward.

Is It Love or Infatuation?

Learn the meaning of infatuation and real love.

What Does the Bible Say About Living Together Without Marriage?

God’s instructions tell us how to build successful family relationships, and his standards always benefit those who follow them.

Dating​—Part 3: Should We Break Up?

Should you stay in a relationship if you have doubts? This article can help you decide.

Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Have Rules About Dating?

Is dating just a form of recreation or something more?

What Is True Love?

In this feature-length video, see how Bible principles can help Christians to choose a good marriage mate and to show true love to each other once they are married.

When a Courtship Ends

How can you move on with your life after a painful breakup?

How Can I Deal With a Breakup?

Learn how to get past the intense emotional pain.