A man who wants to be godly and who means to prepare himself for a wholesome, meaningful relationship has his work cut out for him. Be Prepared The Jewish young men of the Old Testament intentionally prepared themselves for marriage.
In addition to becoming skilled in a trade that would support a family, these men saved their resources in order to pay a dowry to their future in-laws, and generally built their own dwellings.
The latter was often done in the time between engagement and marriage.
Taking a wife was a serious commitment, one that demanded earnest preparation.
If a conversation begins moving toward immoral topics, excuse yourself.