“They come to view relationships as transitory—which in a sense prepares them for divorce rather than for marriage.” Clearly, when you date someone, you’re affecting that person’s feelings. Think: Would you like someone to play with your feelings as if they were some child’s toy—to be picked up for a moment and then quickly abandoned? The Bible says that love “does not behave indecently.”—1 Corinthians 13:4, 5.A youth named Chelsea says: “Part of me wants to say that dating should be just for fun, but it’s no fun when one person is taking it seriously and the other isn’t.” Tip: To prepare for dating and marriage, read 2 Peter 1:5-7 and pick one quality you need to work on.After all, a good marriage is the union of two good friends. On the contrary, it will give you freedom to ‘rejoice in your youth.’ (Ecclesiastes 11:9) You will also have time to prepare yourself by developing your personality and, most important, your spirituality.—Lamentations .

In a month’s time, see how much you have learned about—and improved in—that quality.

Chances are, your answer is different from that of your parent. You might be among the many youths who are wisely putting off dating until they’re old enough to know themselves better. She says: “Thinking back two years ago, what I would have looked for in a potential mate was so different from what I would look for now.

Dating should have an honorable purpose—to help a young man and woman determine if they want to get married to each other.

Granted, some of your peers might take a casual view of dating.

“The group idea is a really good idea,” she says, “because you get to associate with people who have different personalities.” In contrast, if you focus on one person too soon, you set yourself up for heartache. Use this period of your life to learn how to cultivate and maintain friendships.

Later, if you choose to date, you’ll have a better idea of who you are and what you need in a lifelong partner.

International marriages have become a common practice among western men who want to connect their lives with young and beautiful girls from Eastern Europe.

With an increase in demand for women from Russia and Ukraine mail-order bride services have quickly won popularity around the world, and many of them established themselves as a trustworthy business.

A girl named Tammy says: “I think it’s more fun that way.

It’s better to have a lot of friends.” Monica agrees.

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