If dating re-assumes this meaning (it's original meaning) then dating and courting are virtually the same thing - here's the dictionary definition of courting.
Courting or Courtship: to try to gain the love or affections of, especially to seek to marry; To attempt to gain the favor of by attention or flattery; a salesperson courting a potential customer. I have to say that the dictionary definition of dating sounds a lot nicer!
However, kissing could lead to some situations that could be embarrassing to Christians.
Let me share with you some Biblical guidelines about dating. II Peter 1:6-7, TLB "Next, learn to put aside your own desires so that you will become patient and godly, gladly letting God have his way with you.
He was tricked by Laban into marrying Leah and had to work another 7 years for Rachel.