Back in the old days, a guy asked a woman on a date pretty formally, then arrived at her home (often greeted by her father) to pick her up, then escorted her to an event, meal or movie where he treated her to traditional chivalrous gestures.
And then, always hope…hope in God and rest in His grace.
In a relationship/25 years old: I think I now have a much more refined and actually fairly simple view of the role of Christian women in dating, and it’s this: The role of a Christian woman in dating is, at it’s core, the same as that of a man: be prayerful, honest, open, and ultimately, be genuinely yourself.
Now, women often choose to meet men out, and friendships that cross gender lines often make both men and women wonder if a date is really a date, or if it’s just a hangout. But apparently there are still a few women who think this is an important sign of a guy being respectful. Do you insist upon opening a woman’s door, risking being seen as a relic or domineering guy who tells women not to open their own doors?
All of these changes have led to some hilarious (and not so hilarious! Here are just a few I’ve experienced, observed, or raised an eyebrow at:–Does anyone really know what it means to be a “gentleman” anymore? Or do you risk being seen as a brutish cretin who doesn’t care enough to even open a woman’s door when she gets out of the car? Solution: Early on in the date, or even while you’re making plans, just ask her!
I asked them what they believed the role of a woman in dating is according to their experience and according to scripture.