There are some myths out there that people assume to be gospel about dating.

Christian culture is like any other in that we develop truisms that we accept without verifying.

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There are things floating around that have little or nothing to do with the Bible.

Most are well intended and contain a nugget of truth. Dating is hard enough without sifting through all this erroneous information, so let's debunk some myths.

You are destined to be with her, and God will guide you to her." Good luck finding this one in the Bible.

There is plenty of stuff about God's will for his people, God wanting good things for you, and God's ultimate plan.

There are plenty of them, but let's focus on what I believe are the top five myths that make dating harder for Christian men.

Myth #1: "God has one woman picked out for you to marry.

All they have to do is sit back and enjoy the ride.

This may be the biggest excuse men use for being lazy in relationships, much less finding one.

Before that, the couple has to take the initiative.