Dating no desire
It can involve affection as we work together in Christ, but affection is not a necessary element.
We are commanded in the Scriptures to show love to all believers, but we are not commanded to make all believers our friends.
Isn't there another kind of relationship described in Scripture where a man and woman can share romantic intimacy with some physical intimacy without moving toward marriage? This kind of relationship does not exist in the Scriptures.A third relationship God describes in the Bible is marriage.Marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman that binds them together for life.It also involves the joy of romantic desire/attraction and intimacy and sexual desire/attraction and intimacy.The Song of Songs, the dialogue between King Solomon and his bride, is a celebration of the romantic and physical love between a husband and wife.