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.
You should not date until you are at least 16 years old.
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This inspired pamphlet from the First Presidency is a great resource as you prepare for and begin dating.The old-fashioned date was a wonderful way to get acquainted with a member of the opposite sex. It allowed you to see how you treat others and how you are treated in a one-on-one situation. Steady dating is courtship, and surely the beginning of courtship ought to be delayed until you have emerged from your teens.” “The Lord has made us attractive one to another for a great purpose. “It is for this reason that the Church counsels against early dating. It is designed to help you, and it will do so if you will observe it.It gave opportunities to learn how to initiate and sustain a mature relationship. But this very attraction becomes as a powder keg unless it is kept under control. “Steady dating at an early age leads so often to tragedy.Below you will find additional insights from prophets and apostles about whom, why, when, and how you should date. have an important responsibility in choosing not only whom you will date but also whom you will marry. Hinckley admonished: ‘Your chances for a happy and lasting marriage will be far greater if you will date those who are active and faithful in the Church.’” (“Four B’s for Boys,” “While you should be friendly with all people, select with great care those whom you wish to have close to you.They will be your safeguards in situations where you may vacillate between choices, and you in turn may save them.” “In a dating and courtship relationship, I would not have you spend five minutes with someone who belittles you, who is constantly critical of you, who is cruel at your expense and may even call it humor.” “Simple and more frequent dates allow both men and women to ‘shop around’ in a way that allows extensive evaluation of the prospects.