Courtship advocates claim that courtship allows for the two people to truly get to know each other in a more platonic setting without the pressures of physical intimacy or emotions clouding their view. For daters, spending time alone with a member of the opposite sex whom we find attractive can present temptations that can be very hard to resist.The Christian dating couple must have boundaries in place and be committed to not crossing them.Dragging something like this on for an extended period of time is the absolute worst—trust me, I know.

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One of the guys was actually a really good friend—at least, I thought he was. I loathe confrontation, and there’s something particularly intimidating about having to let someone down by telling them that you’re no longer romantically interested in them. If you’re anything like I was, and are looking to turn over a new leaf in 2016, continue reading for practical tips on how to end a casual dating relationship like a grown-up. He responded by telling me that we should try to get together before I leave.

But as bad as it felt, I too, am guilty of going ghost on people I casually dated in the past.

Many in a courtship relationship will not spend any time together unless family members, preferably parents, are present at all times.

In addition, courting couples state up front that their intentions are to see if the other person is a suitable potential marriage partner.

Go no contact It’s incredibly easy to say things like “Let’s just be friends” to soften the blow.

But honestly, if you really can’t see yourself being friends with this person or you have no desire to be friends, don’t say it.

Don’t send mixed signals As our Editorial Assistant Lauren R. Fox eloquently put it, “Don’t be kissing and suck d-ck after you tell him it’s a wrap.” If you’re done, be done.

You’ll just come off as someone who likes to play games and doesn’t really know what she wants.

Perhaps complimenting him about the things you like about him before delivering the blow will help.