Friends, no. Please don't buy into this whole "I'll wait for God to bring me someone" thing. That implies that there's nothing you can do with your life right now. That all your days are just one big, long waiting game as you patiently watch for that perfect person to be plopped on your doorstep.
But listen: you have so much to offer the world RIGHT NOW. STOP WAITING. Don't stand around waiting for something to happen. God has plans for you NOW. There are things that you should be doing NOW, so go do them! Ephesians 2:10 says, "For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them."
Whether or not you ever have a boyfriend or girlfriend or if you ever get married or if you stay single forever, God will make all the events of your life work out for His good purposes.
Jeremiah 29:11 says, "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." If having a significant other is a part of that plan, He will make it happen. If not, that's OK too! Either way, you should not wait around for someone to join you as a life partner before you get started on life. It is your mission to get on with the things that He has called you to do TODAY.
p.s. If you really want to know if you're ready to start dating, check out this article.
You're looking here? Seriously? This is not a long article. Go read it.
Cat is the webmaster and editor of 412teens.org and writes novellas with local young writers at her workshops. She also contributes at GotQuestions.org, Blogos.org, and GQkidz.org. When Catiana is not writing or hanging out with teens, she loves spending time with her two kids, five socially awkward cats, and her amazing friend-amily that gets together every Saturday for various shenanigans.