If the relationship ends, you accomplished the goal of dating because you’ve learned this person is not the one for you. But if I had to put a number on it, I personally think a healthy dating season is around a year or two.It might seem like a waste of time if you dated someone and then broke up; but if through dating this person you learned he or she is not your future spouse, then you did not waste your time. You want to give yourself enough time to really get to know this person.(Listen to what John Piper has to say about online dating by clicking here.) #2: Don’t Use Online Dating If You Lack Discretion While online dating is not a sin, there are many dangers to online dating for Christian singles.
So you don’t need to become emotionally or physically involved with someone you know you are not going to marry. It refines what qualities you really care about in another person.
If done right, the dating process (including online dating) should enhance your ability to walk with God and follow his leading.
So don’t view each dating relationship as pass or fail depending on if you marry that person or not.
If you know you have a history of picking guys who are handsome over honoring, rich over respectful, or charismatic over Christ-centered, then you need to be very careful online dating.
If you are a guy who instantly maxes out the credit cards when a pretty girl gives you attention, again, you need to be extra cautious when mingling online. If you lack discretion, if you are not known for your discernment, or if you are easily wowed by surface information, then online dating might not be for you.