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Try to enjoy the process – it’s an opportunity to meet new people and forge relationships, even if they’re not romantic.

Plan your dates so that you to get to see and do things you wouldn’t normally be able to.

The intentional man repeatedly and constantly goes first and takes on all of the risk of rejection.

(On the other hand, don’t weird her out by talking about marriage on the first date.) I agree.

Male leadership wasn’t the result of the Fall, but of creation (as Genesis implies and Paul makes clear in 1 Timothy 2). Clean your act up today, not "when" The lie is that once you find the right girl, all your problems will go away—you just need the right motivation, right? If Jesus isn’t motivation enough to grow in maturity and pursue godliness, then you are not ready to pursue a woman. Joshua 1:8 says, “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it.” Every man needs to realize that he will only be worth following if he follows God.

If you choose to set boundaries, these should be discussed and mutually agreed.

If you’re not comfortable with intimate physical contact, for example, let the other person know and decide what is appropriate together.

Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.

Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus, who..himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant.” Be very careful about physical touch I would also encourage you to read through an article I’ve written that contains Guidelines for Sexual Purity.

It’s material that I’ve presented to many young people and their parents over several years.

When my now married daughters were teenagers, I honed it further for sharing and discussion with them and the young men who asked to date them.

Approach those you’re dating with love, compassion and patience – regardless of whether you feel a spark or not. Take the time to thank every date for their time and explain that you don’t want to continue the relationship in a respectful way. It’s important to recognise that egos may be fragile and feelings easily hurt.

And if you do receive a negative response, try to forgive them and move on with love. You might be looking for your soulmate, but don’t despair if they don’t appear straightaway.

If you’re single and a Christian, be honest about it. You can choose to display your religion on your profile and opt to only be matched with people of the same faith, if this is important to you. You can find a wealth of Christian dating advice on the Internet (and on the e Harmony dating advice blog, of course) but you can also turn to friends, family, or members of your Church.