It is love that should drive Christian teens to date, but it should not be the shallow version of love. You should know the person you are dating and know their beliefs.
Why get involved emotionally with someone that you should not marry?
This does not mean you cannot be friends with that person, but you should not date them.
There are all kinds of advice out there about dating today, but a lot of it is about dating in the world rather than Christian dating.
Christians need to have a different attitude toward dating.
This also means that you should avoid “missionary dating,” which is dating a non-believer in the hopes that you can convert him or her.