Friendship involves three foundational elements, commitment to fulfill the responsibility of a friend, care and concern for the welfare of your friend, and affection.

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Song of Songs -11 says "How delightful is your love my sister, my bride!

How much more pleasing is your love than wine, and the fragrance of your perfume than any spice." Only in marriage may a man and woman enjoy expressing their romantic and sexual desires toward each other.

God is our Father and other Christians are our brothers and sisters in Christ. Our Father deeply loves and desires that we show love to each other, that is seek each other's highest spiritual good.

1 Jn.3: 1 says, "How great is the love the Father has lavished on us that we should be called children of God! " Gal.5: 13 says, “Rather serve one another in love.” Heb.10: 24 says, “Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.” God desires that we serve one another in love by giving of ourselves to help each other grow in Christ as fellow-believers.

Of these three relationships, the Scriptures only speak of romantic attraction and desire being expressed in marriage.

Song of Songs gives a beautiful picture of the feelings and expression of romantic desire and attraction.

It also involves the joy of romantic desire/attraction and intimacy and sexual desire/attraction and intimacy.

The Song of Songs, the dialogue between King Solomon and his bride, is a celebration of the romantic and physical love between a husband and wife.

"Dating" is not a relationship, it is a method people employ in our culture to get to know others of the opposite sex that was not employed in Biblical times.

The Bible does not talk about "dating," but it does talk about relationships.

Also, in our culture, through "dating" people will often find a life partner and marry.