LDS youth are counseled to not date until they are at least 16 years old. The guideline to wait to date is inspired counsel from Latter-day prophets. When followed, it brings blessings. Hazards exist if you date before you are emotionally and mentally able to deal with the physical feelings that come from serious relationships. When choosing someone to date, look for and date only those people who have high moral standards. If you are unsure, at least wait until you are sure of that person's character. A good question to ask yourself when contemplating a possible date is to ask yourself if the person lives gospel standards.
This is within the reach of every couple, every person. It is certain that almost any good man and any good woman can have happiness and a successful marriage if both are willing to pay the price. Spencer W.
How will you know who to marry? One of the most important aspects of the courtship process, which is unfortunately often lacking in LDS dating, is the very important need to spend ample time together. Although LDS dating online can be an opportunity to meet other singles, it is extremely important to date face-to-face for a long enough period of time. A few brief dates, followed by a whirlwind engagement and marriage, does not build a solid foundation for marriage. Such a sandy foundation will not hold firm when the storms of life come- and they always come.