You do not need to date a lot of people – just the right one. The word “love” is thrown around with little thought. We live for God’s love first and foremost, but we also live for the love of others.
You should check your potential boyfriend against the values listed in 1 Corinthians. Go through the characteristics to measure your relationship.
This does not mean you cannot be friends with that person, but you should not date them.
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.
Your intentions may be noble, but the relationships rarely work out.
Some Christians have even gotten married to non-believers, hoping that they can convert their spouse, but often the relationships end up in disaster.