Dating for the sake of it
We only have to look at the alarming divorce rate in the West to understand this point.
In most cases, romance and love die out very quickly when couple find themselves with the real world.
Yet, the irony is that statistically arranged marriages prove to be more successful and lasting than romantic types of courtship.
Romance, if not checked, may mean wasting time, effort and dignity. Besides, the concept of love in Islam is very unique, when a Muslim loves something or somebody, it must be for the sake of Allah; the same applies to hatred.
The romantic notions that occupy the mind of young people often have proven in most cases to be unrealistic and harmful to those involved.
One can also seek the help of the Imam of the Islamic Center where the girl’s father goes, to talk with him about this, and always pray earnestly to Allah to help realize the dream if it’s good.
But we have to emphasize that it is not lawful to compel a girl to marry someone she does not want.
May Allah help you to do what He loves and what pleases Him!