Of course, in the delightful event that you find yourselves steadily converging socially and emotionally after any hormonal high has abated, then the presupposition of transience can happily be discarded as you move to engagement.
The sexual urge is supremely irrational, so it needs to be balanced with a good deliberate dose of rational thinking and appraisal.
And along with that, single-handed abatement of hormonal highs is a sensible and effective means of self-control for most guys and some girls.
Beyond that the Bible doesn't talk about boyfriend-girlfriend relationships - only betrothal (engagement) and marriage itself.
Such a situation should not be tightly exclusive of others' expressed interest in initiating a more serious relationship.
Obviously the starting point is actually to mix with congenial singles.
The 'down to earth' contents of this chapter should not be allowed to detract from the Song's spontaneity, nor its sensuous beauty and majesty.
Here we aim to flesh out some contemporary wisdom in relation to the love extolled in the Song and the progression towards an enduring one-flesh relationship.
There is no particular point in pairing off long before you are ready for marriage, as long as you are active socially with members of the opposite sex, learning how they think and react, and becoming at ease with them.