It looks like you becoming such close friends with someone that you would call that person your best friend.
It looks like a friend who cares just as much about you as you do about them (Romans 12:9-10).
Something that is acceptable for one person may not be acceptable for another.
Also keep in mind 1 Corinthians (NIV), which says, "'I have the right to do anything,' you say—but not everything is beneficial.
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 boyfriend or girlfriend becomes your "everything," then you're putting your romance before God (Galatians ; Colossians 3:5).
Dating or courting or whatever you want to call it can be a great way to solidify an already super strong friendship if your parents have given their blessing, God is at the center, and you are both ready to step it up.
If you want to shoot for a lifelong, God-honoring union with your best friend, then that is when you know it's time to start a romance (Genesis ; Matthew 19:5).
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.
Proverbs 1:8 says, "Hear, my son, your father's instruction, and forsake not your mother's teaching..." Colossians says, "Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord." If they have said that it's OK, then you move onto the second thing, which is evaluating your motivations. What is it about having one that attracts you to the idea?