Believers say dating without the intent of marriage can often lead to temptation and deception, which can take individuals away from their faith.
As with most Christ-based religion, premarital sex is forbidden to a Jehovah's Witness.
It is believed that this physical act should be shared only by two married adults who share the same religious faith.
Church rules indicate that individuals should only date other witnesses of Jehovah.
It is not recommended to date outside the faith; in fact, it is prohibited, although not enforced in all families.
Dating someone in secret is considered a deception to the church.
It is especially not recommended if it means disrespecting parents, because honoring thy mother and father is an essential commandment.
Within the Jehovah's Witness faith and some other Christian faiths, courtship is preferred over dating.
Courtship is dating someone with the intention to marry.
Because of this, it is not recommended for people to date until they are of marrying age, and then they should only date someone who shares their faith, values and intent for the relationship.
Jehovah's Witnesses are followers of a specific denomination of Christianity.
Believing that Armageddon is coming to separate believers from non-believers, Witnesses spend much of their time knocking on doors to preach their beliefs to others.
When it comes to relationships within this faith, certain dating rules apply.
Baptized believers are expected to follow the moral code outlined by church elders.