By Anne Clarke
Ok, so everyone thinks that the asking out is the hard part. Yeah, it can be scary and rejection is tough, but what happens after the girl you’ve been eyeing across the living room during your YSA FHE says “yes” when you finally build up the courage to ask her out. What now? You need a game plan, but you don’t want to do the standard LDS date of a movie (preferably of a G rating), punch and cookies, and then the super spiritual discussion that always [...]
The Latter-Day Saints have unique dating patterns from most people in the USA. LDS dating culture is still under the influence of local characteristics, however, certain ‘standards’ are universally held among the faithful. LDS dating is viewed as a short step away from marriage. Many people nowadays simply date for many years without assuming a serious marriage commitment. Members of the LDS are encouraged to treat dating as ‘shopping’ for a spouse and are also encouraged to look for dating partners among other faithful members of the church.
Most teenagers in the world have begun some kind of dating practice by age 13 or [...]