Rather she will see herself as remaining in the “same category” of friend/neighbour relationship with a new purpose (The new purpose being exploring the possibility of marriage).It follows that she will not see herself as to her.Now, having said that there are some people who use dating and courting interchangeably.It is just that they may think of courting as a fancier word.My wife and I ran across this blog post the other day, that we found thought-provoking: Why Courtship is Fundamentally Flawed Up until recently, we have always considered that we would insist on some sort of modified courtship for our children. Anyone looked for the concept of dating or courting in the Bible?
Of course, we know that sex outside of marriage is NOT God’s will. These Christians believe that our “courting” process shouldn’t resemble the “dating” process the world uses.
It also honours the authorities He has placed in your lives and provides the unique protection they can offer.
Courtship is experiencing the blessing of God by loving the Lord Jesus Christ and honouring both sets of parents.
Then, once you realize you want to take the relationship from friendship to a relationship leading into marriage, and are sure that you both are ready for that commitment.
Consultations can then be made with both families on that.