What islam says about dating
The first group is "Strict Muslims" who date halal (in an Islamically permissible style).
In Islam consent is very important- that is neither women nor men can be married against their will.
Islam has given this freedom of choice to both young men and women - they cannot be forced into a marriage that they don't want.
" You commit no sin by announcing your engagement to the women, or keeping it secret. Do not meet them secretly, unless you have something righteous to discuss.
A question arises as to how they met each other before their marriage? They had probably met at work and dated each other.
In the past Muslims did not date because of arranged marriages.