Hi, I am not sure this post is in the right place but what is the appropriate way to date as an Orthodox christian. I have found it hard to even find another Orthodox to date (I finally found a woman, 8 hours away but i found her), now we are dealing with the dating part of it. First thing I noticed was different is it is more like courting than dating in the modern since. we are looking for marrage, the dating isn't an end in it self. but during the limited time we get to spend face to face what is appropriate and what isn't. Obviously sex is out of the question but, how much can we do. Is holding hands off limits? hugging? Kissing on the cheek? Kissing on the mouth? I feel these are things that are hard to know in our society where people react as if your nuts because your not sleeping with your girlfriend. When we where last together, we did hold hands, hug, snuggle on the sofa and kiss on the cheek but we drew the line at kissing on the mouth. She is extremely modest (which I love), and wears a headscarf all the time, so there isn't much I have seen of her to inspire lust but despite that, 1) I know she is very beautiful physically and 2) with the "innocent" contact we did have it was difficult controlling the passions. Just looking to see if anyone else has any better ideas or thoughts on this topic. Dating seems to be a minefield, hard to find someone then hard to deal with everything once you do.