" Your question sounds very much like"how far can we go? Unfortunately, while we would like a definitive answer, the bible doesn’t lay down a set of hard and fast specific boundaries, but rather gives a set of ‘principles’ for relationships.
With these ‘principles’ we must then work out how to apply them in our situation.
I am a firm believer that the solution for meeting more people is online dating.
What this looks like in your situation specifically, might be different to someone elses.
There are obviously some behaviours which all people agree are ‘off-limits’ - I won’t even mention these!
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I read through the Bible passages in Genesis, Romans, Corinthians, Thessalonians, and Timothy over and over again, and tried to figure out how God views this.
I came to the conclusion it's something God doesn't desire, but it was still a desire ingrained deep in my heart. Because if God couldn't love me in my same-sex attraction, then who could love me?
We know the difference, and we are called to avoid even a hint of sexual immorality.
A verse I memorised when I was in your situation was 1 Thessalonians 4:3-5 -"It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; that each of you should learn to control his own body in a way that is holy and honorable, not in passionate lust like the heathen, who do not know God".
I didn't understand why those desires were there if I wasn't allowed to follow through with them. Because the label "same-sex attraction" hadn't come out, I thought I was gay. I felt I was dead to God—that I was a defect, and that there was no room for me. I became depressed in middle school, and that stuck with me into college.