Bible Verses About Dating: 20 Scriptures Quotes

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One of the things that Christians can mostly agree to disagree upon is the subject of dating. Perhaps this is because that word “dating” is not even used in the Bible, yet the idea of relationships between men and women are laced throughout God’s Word. For the purposes of this article let’s define dating as “when there is a relationship between one man and one woman which goes beyond friendship and continues into marriage; dating would be the time they spend with one another”. Some Christians hold to the “courtship” view, which is a way for the man and woman to get to know each other, and each other’s family, with the permission of parents. Generally, the man and woman are chaperoned during a courtship. Bible verses about dating then could include most any verse that speaks of relationships and the importance of choosing a like-minded Christian as a husband or wife. Take a look at these Bible verses about dating and then go ahead and include your own below in the comments.

Choose Someone Who Loves the Lord Above All

Bible Verses About Dating

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.

Matthew 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Matthew 10:37 Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.

Matthew 22:39 And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind…”

Choose Someone Who Walks With the Lord

Psalms 46:5 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns.

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

1 Corinthians 15:33 Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”

2 Corinthians 6:14-15 Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever?

1 Peter 4:8 Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.

Choose Someone Who Displays Good Fruit & Is Like-minded

Romans 12:9-10 Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Galatians 5:22-24 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.  And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

Ephesians 5:19  And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart

Philippians 2:5 Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus

Be Careful to Remain Pure: Marriage is the Goal

Genesis 2:24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.

Job 31:1 I have made a covenant with my eyes; how then could I gaze at a virgin?

Proverbs 4:23 Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.

Romans 12:1-2 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

1 Corinthians 6:18-20  Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

1 Timothy 5:22 Do not be hasty in the laying on of hands, nor take part in the sins of others; keep yourself pure.

Hebrews 13:4 Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.

A Couple Other Things to Consider

Here are a couple other articles from our archives that you might like to read:

What Does the Bible Teach About Sex Outside Of Marriage?

How To Know You Are A Christian: 10 Traits Of A True Christian


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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

BibleLoveVerses March 1, 2012 at 10:54 am

I think that no other verse compared to this one when talking about love!
“So Jacob served seven years to get Rachel, but they seemed like only a few days to him because of his love for her.” (Genesis 29:20)


Pam March 1, 2012 at 9:43 pm

Ah yes, that is true love BibleLoveVerses. Jack here at WCWTK wrote a great article about Jacob and Rachel, you can read it here:

Thanks for stopping by and visit again anytime!


Jimmy December 22, 2012 at 9:29 am

i need some advice about a potential partner. I was reading the Bible and came across a saying about wisdom. I was looking for answers dont know if i found one. I use to date this female back when i was younger she broke up with me and she got married and then devorced and has a son now. I read that it is unholy for a man to remarry his wife after she has devorced him and married somebody else. Does this rule apply if we were dating?


David June 17, 2013 at 8:52 pm

I’m not exactly sure if I’m clear on what your whole situation is, but I noticed no one had answered your question yet so I figured I’d give it a shot. In Matthew 19:1-9 Jesus answers a question of the Pharisees about divorce. He gives them the one and only reason a person is allowed to divorce (verses 8-9). The Bible is clear in its teaching that divorce is only for the reason of sexual immorality. I’m not entirely sure if that answers your question or not, but I’m trying to approach it from a few angles.
If your question is whether or not you are allowed to marry her after her divorce, you must ask the question whether or not she was divorced for the right reason. There are several other passages that address this subject, but I just wanted to give you a big one from Jesus’ words in the gospels. If you have any other questions hopefully we can help! God bless!


mactivish magadaire May 6, 2012 at 6:47 am

So inspiring and full of teaching keeep up the good work and stay blessed.


Pamela Rose Williams May 6, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Thank you for your kind words mactivish magadaire. If the Lord tarries I will continue to write about His wonderful word.


ackeem spence May 22, 2012 at 11:54 am

god is love


Pamela Rose Williams May 22, 2012 at 9:57 pm



Tyler Burke June 11, 2012 at 1:24 am

In the above: When you are using Psalms 46:5 to talk about finding your significant other, the passage is actually describing the sacred home of the Most High. It is talking about how the house of God cannot be destroyed. In my NLT version it says “A river brings joy to the city of our God, the sacred home of the Most High. God dwells in that city, it cannot be destroyed. From the very break of day, God will protect it.” Psalms 46:4-5


Tyler Burke June 11, 2012 at 1:33 am

Reading a lot of the verses you have selected plus the verses leading up to the selected verse, I feel you have taken a lot of them out of context. 1 Peter 4:8 But most important, continue to show deep love for each other, for lover covers a multitude of sins. Now read this, 1 Peter 4:7-9 The end of the world is coming soon. Therefore, be earnest and disciplined in your prayers. But most important, continue to show deep love for each other, for lover covers a multitude of sins. Cheerfully share your home with those who need a meal or a place to stay.


Nessy Muwengwa February 15, 2013 at 7:35 am

wat a powerful God’s Word may the Lord kep on Blessing yu


james simeon March 19, 2013 at 2:24 am

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Gershon Appiah Danquah December 15, 2013 at 6:21 pm

God bless us all. Amen!


Joe August 9, 2015 at 1:32 pm

I’m not so sure about the “like-minded” thing. My first date was someone I had (and still have) a lot in common with. But we only went out one time, because she claimed we were “different.) Yet she married someone she has almost nothing in common with, and I did also. The people I get along with best are those whom I seem to have little in common with.


Freelyn August 10, 2015 at 10:04 pm

Praise be to God… :)God bless everyone.. :)


Kay November 9, 2015 at 6:47 pm

My heart is hurts and I am so sad over an ended relationship…I know he was not right for me and he is not a Christian….but I miss him terribly!
I miss the friendship as much as the relationship. I know God won’t tempt me with more than what i can endure- yet I am right there on the edge….and I just want that companionship because i am lonely!
Please take a minute to reach out to a friend or acquaintance that you know
might be lonely or hurting….thanks!


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