Question: "What is the difference between dating and courting?
My grandparents would often ask why I wasn’t dating in high school.
They are two very different words, with different meanings, and indicate two different places in the process towards marriage.
In fact, with regards to “dating” I should not be too quick to say that this term necessarily included in the process towards marriage.
I think a single Christian person using “courtship” to describe their dating life wants to psychologically believe they are doing something a little better, a bit more nobler than merely “dating”.
These two words, however, should NOT be used interchangeably.