If "dating" is defined as two single friends of the opposite sex doing things together for fun without any attraction or romantic desire or intimacy involved at all, there is no issue to discuss regarding dating. The Bible describes and gives directions concerning friendship.Also, in our culture, through "dating" people will often find a life partner and marry.
He or she is making a commitment to have care and concern for the spiritual, emotional, physical, and mental welfare of his or her marriage partner.
It also involves the joy of romantic desire/attraction and intimacy and sexual desire/attraction and intimacy.
1 Jn.3: 1 says, "How great is the love the Father has lavished on us that we should be called children of God! " Gal.5: 13 says, “Rather serve one another in love.” Heb.10: 24 says, “Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.” God desires that we serve one another in love by giving of ourselves to help each other grow in Christ as fellow-believers.
This love is based on our relationship with Christ and is not dependent on feelings we may or may not have for a fellow-believer.
How men and women view a "date" and "dating" can have a profound effect on their future.