A mature 18-year-old young man may be ready to be a godly husband more than a 35-year-old guy still unemployed with a quick temper. Most 25 to 30-year-olds will be more mature than most 18 to 25-year-olds.
That’s a generalization and does not apply to everyone.
So to get this answer about the timing of dating, we will have to come at this from another biblical angle.
But are you ready to fulfill what the Bible says a Christian husband and wife should do for each other?
You need to date, however, to see if you should keep progressing.
In other words, you can know you don’t want to marry someone by being friends.
A Christian Should Start Dating When Ready to Commit to One Person Don’t get me wrong.
You don’t have to be ready to commit forever to the person you want to date. It is a bigger commitment that friendship so that you can enjoy a greater intimacy that friendship as well. Problems arise, however, when Christians want a greater intimacy than is wholesome for dating but they do not want to commit that much.
If you simply want to date around and enjoy deep intimacy while giving minimum commitment, you are not ready to start dating because you are not ready to find a spouse. Dating should end through breaking up when you realize this person is not your future spouse or it should end when you realize this person is your future spouse. It should only last as long as you don’t know whether or not someone should be your future spouse or not.