A friend asked me a question recently and asked me to blog it so here we are. The question is “When is the right time to start dating and how do you know the right partner for you?”
There are two questions here. By God’s grace, I will respond to both as best I can.
So, when is the right time?
The common answers are based on people’s varied opinions and understanding. Some set a certain age, while others set a point related to attainment of some social milestone (such as gaining admission to tertiary institution, or clearing the first year exams, or reaching final year, graduation, finishing youth service or even getting a job and working for some time).
Some believe once they meet the right person, then it is time. Yet others believe they need to establish themselves in the actualisation of their dreams first. A number of people simply say maturity is the determinant but when asked what maturity is, many cannot put it into concrete words.
I will shed some light on these answers before we move on so stay tuned.