As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ, you are strongly encouraged to only date other members of our faith.

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It is better to not date then to date someone who does not respect you.

As a son or daughter of God, you have a right to be respected, as well as respect those you date.

Youth should avoid dating the same person too regularly.

It is also best to wait until you are older to steadily date someone, such as after high school and even after a mission.

The experiences you gain from dating will prepare you for a temple marriage.

The chances for a happy, healthy temple marriage are much greater if you only date other Latter-day Saints who uphold the same standards.It is better, my friends, to date a variety of companions until you are ready to marry. When you start dating and throughout your youth, it is best to date in groups or go on double dates.Have a wonderful time, but stay away from familiarity. A double date is when you and your date pair up with another couple.When choosing someone to date, look for and date only those people who have high moral standards.If you are unsure, at least wait until you are sure of that person's character.Here are a few questions from youth about dating, along with answers we hope are helpful.