So here goes: Your quality and purpose of life is not determined by whether or not you date or get married.
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.
But before anyone can get married they have to go through the process of getting to know a person and pursuing love for them (at least if you practice the Western tradition of pursuing marriage).
It’s also hard, excruciating, joyful, hurtful, and incredibly fulfilling — at least this is what married people tell me, and from watching them, I believe it.
"Dating" is not a relationship, it is a method people employ in our culture to get to know others of the opposite sex that was not employed in Biblical times.
The Bible does not talk about "dating," but it does talk about relationships.) “And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.” (Matt.19:9) “And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery.” (Mark ) “Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.” (Rev.However, the Bible does describe three kinds of relationships with the opposite sex and gives certain characteristics of each relationship (there are others such as parent/child and sibling, but they don't clarify the issues of dating).One kind of relationship the Bible describes is friendship. In this article I am going to call it “dating” and define it as “the process of finding a spouse.” I do not claim to be an expert: I realize that many varying opinions about dating float around Christian circles jumping over each other, getting mixed together, and consuming some people.