The Proverbs speak of those with whom we should associate (i.e., the wise).
Her husband is known at the city gates, where he sits among the elders of the land.
She makes her own bed coverings; her clothing is fine linen and purple.
I think it is true that our young people date too young, and that many dating situations are unwise in that they create unnecessary temptations and, even if nothing wrong takes place, a couple’s actions may give the appearance of evil.
Many of the dating and personal relationship safeguards of years gone by seem to have been cast aside.
Proverbs sets a very high standard for those with whom we should associate as friends, and surely this standard should not be lowered for those whom one would date.