Dating while celibate
There are various classifications for those who were sexually active at some time during their lives.Periods in parentheses refer to the years of their papacies.
For many years of the Church's history, celibacy was considered optional.
Based on the customs of the times, it is assumed by many that most of the Apostles, such as Peter, were married and had families.
Sometimes romance becomes a part of an asexual dating relationship, and sometimes it doesn’t.
For example, Gaia personally doesn’t have a binary between romantic and nonromantic relationships.
Compare Asexuality, Celibate Eccentric Genius, Old-Fashioned Rowboat Date, Courtly Love, Did Not Get the Girl, No Hugging, No Kissing.