It should be taken as seriously as any other major decision in life - with prayer, careful investigation, and family involvement.
You shall maintain chastity, not committing adultery, nor taking secret lovers. Only with their spouses, or those who are rightfully theirs, do they have sexual relations; they are not to be blamed.
Anyone who rejects faith, all his work will be in vain, and in the Hereafter he will be with the losers. Those who transgress these limits are the transgressors.
In several traditions the Prophet ate dates with some other fruits and vegetables.
“Abdullah ibn Jaafar, may Allah be pleased with him, said the Messenger ate cucumbers with dates.” (Al-Tirmidhi) According to two other traditions recorded by Al-Tirmidhi, the Prophet ate dates with watermelon or muskmelon.
Successful indeed are the believers; who are reverent during their Contact Prayers (Salat). Qur'an 23:1-7 They shall not reveal any parts of their bodies, except that which is necessary.