That is something that Stacey and I handled very appropriately. I would plan outings with friends, church groups, or whatever there was just to have more fun.
It is important to love and honor others as we love ourselves (Romans 12:9-10), and this is certainly true for a courtship or dating relationship.
To say or believe that another person is “everything” or the most important thing in one’s life is idolatry, which is sin (Galatians ; Colossians 3:5).
Also, we are not to defile our bodies by having premarital sex (1 Corinthians 6:9, 13; 2 Timothy ).
When we overuse the word love, it can become just another word and not actually stand for anything significant anymore.
Throughout the years I dated Stacey, I don't recall ever telling her I loved her, and she didn't tell me either.The first is that we must separate from the world's view on dating because God's way contradicts the world's (2 Peter ).