Dating & Courtship Maxims

Here are a few random thoughts, old sayings, maxims, humor and wisdom regarding dating and courtship:

Success in marriage consists not in finding the right person, but in being the right person.

Marry in haste and you’ll have a lifetime to regret it.

Puppy-love can lead to a dog’s life.

You don’t marry a person; you marry a personality.

God help the man who won’t marry till he finds the perfect wife…and God help him more if he finds her.

Too many “storybook” marriages become fairytales.

A marriage may be manufactured in heaven…but the husband is responsible for the maintenance.

The human body can only be truly appreciated and sexually satisfied in the Christian marriage bed (Hebrews 13:4).

A husband is a person who expects his wife to be perfect…and to understand why he isn’t.

A beautiful ring doesn’t make a beautiful marriage.

A man without a wife is half a man.

The day you marry, you either kill yourself or save yourself.

A woman finds either heaven or hell on her wedding day.

The more a man knows about women, the more likely he is to marry a country girl.

Choose a wife in her Saturday work clothes…not in her Sunday best dress.
It’s a girl’s business to get married as soon as possible and a man’s to stay single as long as possible.

Men marry because they are lonely and women because they are curious.

Marry whoever you wish but you’ll soon find you’ve married someone else.

Marriage can sound good and taste bad.

A husband is a medicine that cures all the ills of girlhood.

Marriage is the only antidote for love’s intoxication.

Marry wisely and get wings: marry poorly and get shackles.

Marriage is a market in which nothing is free but the entry fee.

It’s more important to have your barn filled than your bed.

Some girls are “too beautiful” to wed: who is the man worthy of her bed?

Men dream in courtship…but in wedlock, wake.

Marry a girl for her looks and you’ll buy a house for its paint.

He who marries for wealth sells his liberty.

The entire world is strewn with snares, traps and pitfalls…for the capture of men by women.

Women want nothing but husbands…and when they get them, they want everything.

He who marries, weds the Atlantic: he knows not what treasures and pearls…or tempests and perils…await him.

If you would marry a good girl, marry one who has been a good daughter.

If you want to know what your future wife will be like later in life, study her mama.

A man may lead a woman to God’s altar…but all too often, that’s where his leadership stops.

Desire is not logic: hormones are not brain cells. 
Men with money to burn have started many girls playing with fire.

She said she had absolutely nothing to wear but she had four closets to keep it in.

She’s had many “Near Mrs.”, but she’s still foot-loose and fiancé free.

She could have married any man she pleased…but she never pleased anyone.

For her, matrimony is a matter-o-money.  She’s looking for a man who is tall, dark and has some.

Don’t forget that in the word “wedding” the “we” comes before the “I”.

He sent his picture to E-HARMONY. They E-Mailed back: “No one is that lonely”

He should have taken a detour when he saw her dangerous curves.

She’s shy when she talks about her age…about 10 years shy.

She finally admitted she turned 40…but she didn’t say when. Truth is, she knew Baskin-Robbins when there were only two flavors.

Their marriage will be a true partnership:he’ll be the silent partner.

Theirs will be a walkie-talkie marriage: she’ll do all the talkie which will make him go for a walkie.

Their marriage won’t last because she’s more interested in his checkbook than her cookbook.

She thinks marriage is a good investment….as long as she can always put her two-cents in.

There is no such thing as “missionary dating.”  God forbade us to date the unsaved (II Cor. 6:14).

Ask yourself the question: “If the rapture took place during this date, would my date go with me?”

There are two kinds of bachelors: those too fast to catch and those not worth catching.

How to become a MATURE future spouse

M  eet God daily in prayer   ( Ephesians 6:8)
A  llow time each day for Bible reading   (Acts 11:17)
T urn every moment of your life over to God   (John 14:21)
U  nderstand you are to witness daily   ( Matthew 4:19)
R ejoice that you have received the Holy Spirit   (Acts 1:8)
E  njoy your Christian single life and be patient (Proverbs 16:20)


Maxim of the Moment

Success is getting up one more time than the number of times you fall down. - Julie Bowden