First, we’ll talk about the rules, but then we’ll get into the more important things that will help you understand where they are coming from.
The “Rules” for Mormon dating are only half of the story.
The skills she uses when communicating with her brothers are the same skills she will later use to communicate with other guys.
When parents encourage sibling bonding and teach their sons to protect their sisters, they are setting the groundwork for a happy later life for them both.
They attend supervised dances, skating parties and the like.
This is not to say that boy/girl relationships are totally off limits before age 18. Girls can meet en masse with young men at Steak and Shake, Burger King or the local pizza place, at the homes of (carefully chosen) friends for get-togethers , with parents present…whom the girls’ parents know…and who share similar values.The “rules” mentioned above are just the base guidelines for dating. Since Mormons strive to meet the goal of eternal marriage, they also make their own individual standards to help them to stay chaste (sexually pure). What’s the best way to know what is okay and what isn’t when dating a Mormon? If you want to know, then just ask the girl or guy. It shows great respect for their decisions and goals. If you really care about the Mormon you’d like to date, the easiest and quickest way to understand them at a deeper level is to understand the beliefs that are central to the way they live.They are the bright-line, never-compromise standards. Ask your friend if you can talk with some missionaries, or check out Mormon.org, which has more information than you can shake a stick at.So the whole point of the rules above are to help Mormons to keep from disobeying God’s commandments about morality and sex, so that when they decide to marry later on in life, they can marry for eternity.If you understand that, you’ll understand something else, too.