.- If a recent Vanity Fair issue is to be believed, there's some disheartening news for single people: the “dating apocalypse,” brought on by wildly popular dating apps like “Tinder,” is upon us.
Young singles are too busy swiping left and right on their phones making shallow, transient connections, rather than finding real love with real people.
Thus, for a young man to take a girl out once or twice a week over a long period of time, it is clear that he is concentrating on her and that she accepts the fact.
They are keeping company whether they admit to it or not.
Before setting down any moral principle, two things must be considered: The first is that steady dating or company-keeping has for its purpose marriage.
This does not mean that two persons who date will necessarily get married.
In a 2013 article by The Guardian, “Tinder: the shallowest dating app ever?
And so the idea of possible marriage can never be excluded from steady company-keeping, because it is done to find out if marriage is possible.
We will try in this little exposé to give some rules regarding dating and also some advice on how to avoid the occasions of sin.
By company-keeping we mean steady, concentrated, exclusive association between two people of different sexes.
I made friends with Clare shortly after her engagement. “It’s a Catholic dating website.” Clare was in her early 30s when I met her but looked younger.
The natural question I asked was how she met her fiancé. She was striking, exceptionally bright and heavily involved with her university chaplaincy.