Before you try to understand the hows and whys of Halal Dating, bring God into the equation.
Unless you ask them what actually happens, they won't tell you. And since you are still reading, I'll explain as best I can.
The society had laid down some stringent rules for courting and these had to be followed.
The primary method of knowing prospective suitors were Balls and dances.
Thus, a 'date' for Muslims is transformed into a Halal date.
A Halal date means it is lawful, ethical and legitimate, with marriage on the agenda. 'date') to getting married ( It might sound somewhat mechanical or controlling to readers but Halal dating has always included these vital elements.
For example, a couple can get engaged and allow a few weeks to prepare for the wedding ceremony.The marital contract is the Nikah and no Islamic marriage is valid without it.There are no set rules for how to do this, it can be a small affair a week before part 2 (explained) or on the same day as the Walima. It all begins with Islamic courting and ends with a wedding party.Yet, things like physical connections outside of marriage, 'experimenting' or having a 'fling' don't exist in Islamic ethics.Things like self-preservation, discipline and protection, do.