Dating is a stage of romantic or sexual relationships in humans whereby two or more people meet socially, possibly as friends or with the aim of each assessing the other's suitability as a prospective partner in a more committed intimate relationship or marriage.It can be a form of courtship that consists of social activities done by the couple.
They are two very different words, with different meanings, and indicate two different places in the process towards marriage.
In fact, with regards to “dating” I should not be too quick to say that this term necessarily included in the process towards marriage.
I think a single Christian person using “courtship” to describe their dating life wants to psychologically believe they are doing something a little better, a bit more nobler than merely “dating”.
These two words, however, should NOT be used interchangeably.
Young people are bombarded by images of impure and sinful relationships.