what are the Mormon “rules” for dating?

what are the Mormon “rules” for dating?
I know rules isn’t the right word to use but I can’t think of it. I know you have to be 16 but what else is there I want to be a perfect date for my friend who is about to turn 16 in two months

Best answer:

Answer by Mormon guy
Right here: https://www.lds.org/youth/for-the-strength-of-youth/dating?lang=eng
And “guidelines” would be the right word for it =)

So the most important things you should take out of that is this:
1) date in groups or double date
2) Don’t do anything that would be against his other standards while on the date. The most important ones, are about sexual purity: https://www.lds.org/youth/for-the-strength-of-youth/sexual-purity?lang=eng It may also be good to look at the other standards in other areas: https://www.lds.org/youth/for-the-strength-of-youth?lang=eng
3) Have clean and wholesome fun!
4) I don’t think it mentioned this in the standards for dating, but it does in the topic called “dress and appearance”. Dress modestly when you date him. You can read more if you go to that section in the last link I provided.

Add your own answer below.

Be Sociable, Share!

3 Responses to “what are the Mormon “rules” for dating?”

  • Ammon says:


    Before marriage is before marriage. After marriage is after marriage.
    That is important to keep in mind. And that is important to never forget.

    If love is true love, then love is eternal love.



    http://Mormon.org Chat.

    God bless.

  • c. says:

    Do as Joseph Smith did.

    Have sex with a 14 year old servant girl under your own roof while you wife is not looking. Then when your kindly but weak, vapid wife finally finds you two rolling around in the hay with no clothes on, claim that you received a message from God that you have been instructed to “re-institute” polygamy among the blinded flock of the spiritually ignorant you have gathered to your side from the fringes of society. Starting with this 14 year old shell-shocked girl. Then marry her as well, but use your newly established church you created as a personal fund for your pleasures, because no Christian church would allow you in for refusing to repent of your many sins. After this bigamous marriage becomes public knowledge, skip around the truth, saying you only have “one legal wife” when confronted. Technically true, but highly unethical and highly immoral in the eyes of God. This should not bother you as well.

    Very easy. The blueprints are still in the LDS vaults. It’s not like you would need to reinvent the wheel.

    Joseph Smith didn’t even bother to follow his own dating rules for his own church. Imagine.

  • Peter says:

    Mormons are counseled to not date until 16 and then to only date in groups until they are ready to find a marriage partner. Anything that would stimulate sexual impulses such as making out, petting, etc. are forbidden.

    The reason for this counsel is to protect us. Marriage and family are sacred and any sexual activity outside of marriage is an abomination. Young men who commit fornication will most likely not be eligible to serve a mission.

Leave a Reply

Search MikeAdkins.com:
Article Categories
Most Popular Articles