Remember that a young man and a young woman on a date are responsible to protect each other’s honor and virtue.Plan dating activities that are safe, positive, and inexpensive and that will help you get to know each other.Do not date someone you know will tempt you to compromise your standards or your virtue.
Many of you have questions regarding dating and the counsel given in the new pamphlet. In cultures where dating is acceptable, it can help you learn and practice social skills, develop friendships, have wholesome fun, and eventually find an eternal companion.” We hear that we should not date before we are 16 and never date anyone seriously while we are young. says: “You should not date until you are at least 16 years old.
Here are some of the questions I have been asked, along with answers from this wonderful guidebook. When you begin dating, go with one or more additional couples.
Spending face-to-face time with other people is necessary to build true friendships.
As I have had the privilege to talk with young men and young women throughout the Church, I have often heard that while a great many of you are interested in building better friendships with those of the opposite sex, you often struggle with knowing exactly how to make that happen.
Serious, steady dating and marriage-oriented courtship are expected to be delayed longer, perhaps until after a mission for males and after completing high school for females.
A chaste courtship is expected to lead to a temple marriage, in which a couple make binding commitments to each other for all time and eternity.
Invite your parents to become acquainted with those you date.
Choose to date only those who have high moral standards and in whose company you can maintain your standards.
Merely tweeting, texting, emailing, and friending cannot genuinely create a well-rounded relationship.
Spending real face-to-face time with other people is necessary to build true friendships.
As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we have high standards regarding LDS dating.