The dating thing...Continuing on with all the stuff written about dating by the Blake brothers...
There is also an area in between dating and not dating that is very iffy -- it carries all the emotions and stuff of dating but none of the actual commitment. This can be both a bad thing and a good thing. It can be bad because, if one of the people turns out to be a total jerk (I'm not saying you are...in fact, you're kind of the complete opposite...[and if you have noo clue what I'm talking about, I probably don't mean you]) then when they get tired of it, they don't have anything really keeping them there...I mean, I look at dating or being in a dating relationship as being at least a small bit of commitment. Not like marriage or anything, but it is a commitment.
It can also be a good thing. For one, you have more time to spend with God if you're not always going out with that person. (What is going out anyways? My youth group can't really figure it out...) You still know that you are extremely special to someone, but they don't take time away from God (unless you have Problems in your thought life). Maybe this works for me because...well...IHATEPHONESSTOPSAYINGWORDS, and also I'm not really allowed to call boys (besides for homework stuff and unless it's Brandon) and he doesn't have IM, but hey. Secondly, if you're really, really determined to stay friends with the person, just friends and nothing more, even though you "like" them, it generally eliminates some of the other problems (i.e. the physical temptation, the "sharing too much" [although that does happen occasionally, but hey, I'm working on it...], and most of Trevor's harms, actually). Thirdly, it also immensely confuses people, which is rather amusing to watch. Fourthly, you get to know that particular person better and find out whether or not you would ever want to date/court (and even potentially marry) that person. (NO, you, I'm not trying to insinuate something.)
So...yeah. Just wanted add that. :D
Have a nice day!! :D