Dobson and dating and touching
By understanding the positive cues being given and received however, anyone can confidently make first contact with another knowing whether or not their interaction is welcome.
The fourth phase of courtship can begin innocently with an 'accidental' bumping of one's legs while sitting in close proximity.
You probably won't know at this stage how things are going to ultimately turn out regarding marriage (that's why you date), so you need not communicate that right away.
But you should know what you're trying to find out and what your intentions are — that is what you, as the man, must be clear about.
This stage still focuses heavily on non-verbal communications, as a simple ' Hello!
Once the first phase of the courtship process is complete, the next stage is to watch for positive body language from others in close proximity.
In the most simple of terms, the second stage of courtship is like yelling, ' Help!
That's where the following practical suggestions come in.
Note the phrase "practical suggestions." These are not sacrosanct biblical principles.