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Research Supports LDS Dating Guidelines
Makes You Think Mormon Life. Dating can be fun, but then again it can also be completely frustrating, confusing, and time-consuming. Here is some timeless advice that might help keep things in perspective so you can minimize all the negative aspects of dating. Dating advice is the most frustrating thing ever; everyone gives conflicting advice! The more we talked, the more I realized how powerful this counsel was and how everyone needs to hear it! Within dating, we often have unrealistic expectations. Sister Holland at an address at the institute at UVU warned us about making composite expectations for those around us. She warned us that this habit is dangerous because it is unrealistic to expect a year-old to have the qualities and attributes that often take decades to develop. You are single.
Collins, Deseret News. An article published in the December Journal of Adolescence about dating confirms prophetic direction given to Latter-day Saint youth for decades. There is a healthy progression to dating, and those who start to form romantic one-on-one dating relationships young are more likely to have problematic behaviors at school and in other areas of their lives, according to researchers from York University in Toronto. The recently published research confirms prophetic direction given to Latter-day Saint youth for decades. A professor of psychology at York University, she is the lead author on the study published in the December Journal of Adolescence.
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. It would seem that with all of the social media, we should easily be better connected than ever before. In ways, however, technology may be causing us to have relationships that are less meaningful. Merely tweeting, texting, emailing, and friending cannot genuinely create a well-rounded relationship.
LDS Dating Etiquette
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.