You must have a means of knowing if or when you have found that special person.There are specific processes involved in proper dating that will help lead you down the right path.

In fact, there is no common understanding of just what dating and courtship are, or the plain difference between the two—and there is a big difference!

Also, because it sounds too “official” and “old-fashioned,” teenagers today rarely even use the term “dating.” The idea of a date—when a man formally asks a woman, for instance, if she would accept an engagement for dinner—is nearly non-existent.

As a result, if two people are “dating,” this could mean they have dated only twice, yet have become interested in pursuing marriage.

Even if both were serious, and technically courting from this point (this is often the case today after just two dates), most would still refer to this as dating.

The United States and other Western countries are caught in the middle of a conflict—an outright war—over whether homosexual partners should be granted marriage licenses. President and his allies are pursuing a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages.

In America, civil unions have already been permitted for some time in certain states. Frustrated that “the courts are defining marriage” for the whole country, he stated that “marriage should be defined by the people.”But is this true?

Is it really “the people” who have devised the institution of marriage?

Should “the people” decide who and what constitutes a marriage?

The next step, achieving a happy marriage, then also becomes impossible. While everyone wants to be happy—and assumes that following the established norm is the right way to achieve happiness—most remain miserable and never know why.