I recently was given the discernment that I am not intended for marriage or fatherhood. That is as far as the discernment went, no hint about what specifically I’m called to. Is it still ok for me to date? By date I mean the basic high school concepts of getting and having a girlfriend. (Obviously, I would make known to her my lack of intention of marriage and we would remain well within the bounds of purity.) I am 17 and I am in the last month of my junior year in high school if that makes any difference in the answer to my question.
I feel like this question mainly revolves around a few key concepts that are unknown to me:
- What are all of the purposes/reasons for dating?
- Are those reasons divisible or is dating only valid if all of the purposes/reasons are present simultaneously?
Thank you for your answers and explanations for the primary question of:
**Is it ok for me to date under those circumstances? **