Rather than putting ourselves in a tempting position, Scripture tells us to flee temptations, not put ourselves in the path of them and then will ourselves not to succumb. When someone knows that their spouse had very strict boundaries with other dating partners before they met, this brings a certain peace as well as enhanced intimacy and privacy between them, even after many years of marriage. In other words, you should connect enough to know whether or not you want to connect more in marriage. This stage should be short, deliberate and limited. Now, that being said, I realize that this seems quite restrictive. It's completely free - my gift to you.
In most books on the issue, authors usually turn the question around.
FLESH SERIES: Boundaries in Dating
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