Mormon views on dating
For decades, prophets have preached that youth who are in no position to marry should not pair off exclusively.For instance, President Hinckley (1910–2008) said, “When you are young, do not get involved in steady dating.Of course, you probably immediately said, “16,” showing you’ve paid attention to Well, if that was your answer, then, even though you aced the first question, you missed the second one.
There are two different types of dating: With casual dating, there is no exclusivity.
If you put your arm around someone on a date, what are you saying (without using words)? And that's exactly why we have to be careful - because we could be telling lies with our actions.
This is a major reason why people get hurt, and why there's heartache.
If you are unsure, at least wait until you are sure of that person's character.
A good question to ask yourself when contemplating a possible date is to ask yourself if the person lives gospel standards.
You should not date until you are at least 16 years old.