Rules of dating a mormon
You should not date until you are at least 16 years old.When you begin dating, go with one or more additional couples.With 5 Sunday School classes, an overflowing sacrament meeting, 2 Relief Societies, and 2 Elders Quorums, it can feel like an Olympic event just to find your best friend to sit with.Just two weeks ago I discovered that an old friend is in my ward. And then there are the Southern women who just call it common sense. In my mid-singles ward there is a consistent 3:1 ratio. Three beautiful and talented women for every single man. Plain and simple, it can feel like a competition to get the attention of the good guys and get a date.In my current ward we have about 400 people attending on an average Sunday.Make the most of your teenage dating years by keeping it casual.
Developing serious relationships too early in life can limit the number of other people you meet and can perhaps lead to immorality.The two people aren’t “a couple” or “an item,” and they don’t refer to each other as a “boyfriend” or “girlfriend.” They don’t pair off. This is the kind of dating the Church encourages you to do after you turn 16.You should put aside a need to find a “one and only.” If you’re dating casually, you don’t expect a relationship to become a romance.Dating before then can lead to immorality, limit the number of other young people you meet, and deprive you of experiences that will help you choose an eternal partner.” Not all teenagers need to date or even want to.Many young people do not date during their teen years because they are not yet interested, do not have opportunities, or simply want to delay forming serious relationships.
In cultures where dating or courtship is acceptable, dating can help youth develop friendships and eventually find an eternal companion.