Dating in islam haram
This "sisterhood" or "brotherhood" that develops when they are young continues throughout their lives, and serves as a network to become familiar with other families.
That is why these marriages often prove very successful in the long-term.
You are getting older and this young man’s circumstances are not improving; you are not marrying him and you are not marrying anyone else. You should realize that one of these men who have proposed marriage may be more religiously committed and righteous than that young man, and there may be far greater love with him than there is between you and that young man.
"Dating" as it is currently practiced in much of the world does not exist among Muslims.
Let me break the suspense by saying that I have yet to find that one verse.
The good news is that my search has given me a much better understanding of this difficult question.