Right age for dating
It looks like you becoming such close friends with someone that you would call that person your best friend.
Do you want a romantic relationship that could lead to marriage? If your reasons for wanting to date are merely for selfish gain or personal happiness, then those are honestly unhealthy motivations.
Our first commitment should be to the Lord (Matthew ), then those in need, then romance can come in later.
Yes, romance is a lovely thing, and God designed marriage so that a man and woman could enjoy each other for a lifetime.
If a guy just wants a girlfriend so his friends will stop hassling him about being a single virgin, then that's a selfish reason.
Romans 12:9-10 says that we should "let love be genuine" and to "love one another with brotherly affection.