As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints we have high standards regarding LDS dating.
LDS youth are counseled to not date until they are at least 16 years old.
If you put your arm around someone on a date, what are you saying (without using words)? And that's exactly why we have to be careful - because we could be telling lies with our actions.
This is a major reason why people get hurt, and why there's heartache.
Do not date someone you know will tempt you to compromise your standards or your virtue.
It is better to not date then to date someone who does not respect you.
Avoid going on frequent dates with the same person.
Developing serious relationships too early in life can limit the number of other people you meet and can perhaps lead to immorality.
The church teaches that gender is defined in the premortal existence, and that part of the purpose of mortal life is for men and women to be sealed together, forming bonds that allow them to progress eternally together in the afterlife.
Mormons tend to marry other Mormons and refuse pre-marital sex on religious and spiritual grounds.
Yes, those “weird people” who don’t drink coffee, tea or alcohol.
Church services last three hours and the men and women are divided into separate groups in the last hour to give them their own gender specific lessons on faith and family.
It all sounds wonky, but I promise, it’s really not so bad. I don’t go to weekly worship services and take sacraments. I told him I couldn’t keep attending a church I didn’t believe in, that saying prayers to some deity I wasn’t sure existed seemed pointless. As long as you’re unmarried, your chances at earthly happiness decline with each passing year.