Definition for dating relationship

It’s probably too vague to ask, “So where do we stand in this relationship? Pick a private place where emotions can be expressed without being on public display. If that’s the case, don’t assume complete rejection.

This may seem simple, but sometimes relationships become “complicated” and it can be difficult to know if you are in a “dating relationship” with someone for purposes of obtaining a Domestic Violence Restraining Order. If you do not meet the requirements for a “dating relationship” to obtain a Domestic Violence Restraining Order, you may still be able to obtain a Civil Harassment Order (“CHO”) restraining the other party.

Family Code Section 6210 provided a technical definition of dating relationship: “frequent, intimate associations primarily characterized by the expectation of affection or sexual involvement independent of financial considerations.” Recent jurisprudence has provided guidance by clarifying the definition of “dating relationship” as it pertains to the DVPA. Campbell, the Appellate court found that the trial court has the power to factually find a “dating relationship” within the meaning of the DVPA even where the parties characterize their relationship as a friendship that does not involve dating as that term is commonly understood. To obtain a civil harassment restraining order, you must show that (1) the person to be restrained has abused, threatened to abuse, sexually assaulted, stalked or seriously harassed you, and (2) you are scared or seriously annoyed or harassed.

As Christians, our primary purpose in life is to seek and serve God, and fulfill our destiny in Him. We need to find out what God's plan for relationships is, and then follow it. Let's study what we are doing now against what God has described in His word, and draw up a new standard. Other terms, such as 'betrothal' or even 'biblical dating' could be used, although they would possibly be confusing.

The current model that we are using is ineffective, at best. Dating was invented in the early part of this century.

Like DVRO’s, CHOs have requirements as to the type of relationship that must or must not exist between the person to be restrained and the person to be protected.