The only view that is concrete is God’s view and it is back by His Holy Word starting in the beginning with Genesis where God said that it is not good for man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him.
God being a holy God can only mean that this was marriage.
It is said that when a man and a woman are alone, then Shaitan (Satan) will always be the third.
Therefore we can see dating is not allowed as it opens the door to temptation.
Joshua Harris, for instance, has promoted a model of courtship that harkens back to a model used broadly before modern dating evolved.