It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
Nowhere does it say that "dating" is an abomination of God's will or that "dating" is the wrong way to go about courting a potential mate.
By ignoring dating entirely, we are telling ourselves that we are incapable of dating in the manner God intends us to date.
We are capable of living how God instructs us to live.
That is when life is the most satisfying and healthy.
If I choose to be sincere, devoted, protecting, trusting, hopeful, persevering, and never failing, I believe my dating years would be incredible years.
The Bible tends to address ways of living and how to treat others.