DATINGTo me, "dating" socially translates to the fact that you are going out with someone with a more serious mindset.You may still be dating other people but you are focused on this one person more.
So the ultimate goal of dating is to find an eternal companion you can make and keep temple covenants with.
When you’re a teen, dating helps you learn how to interact with others, make friends, have fun, and learn and practice respect and courtesy.
Here are a few questions from youth about dating, along with answers we hope are helpful.
Answers are intended for help and perspective, not as pronouncements of Church doctrine.
It makes the remaining friendship awkward at best, and humiliating at worst. People suffer through this in the hope that the object of their affection will eventually buckle and reveal his or her true feelings. They keep making up excuses to hang out, hedging all their bets and waiting for God to give them a sign.
If you've been down this road before, you know that it's seldom successful.These things might worry you, but something else makes your palms sweat and your pulse hit triple digits: asking someone out on a date.That's because asking someone out involves potential pain. Worst of all, you engage in the most banal and abysmal of non-dates-going to coffee.If the object of your affection becomes aware of your intentions, he or she might not reciprocate, and that's going to hurt. Instead of asking someone out on a date and being bold in their intentions, they turn to the soggy milquetoast alternative to dating: "hanging out."Here's how it works: you like someone but you're afraid to let him or her know. It has the trappings of a date—a cozy ambiance, comforting beverages, atmospheric music—while allowing everyone involved to disavow the actual occurrence of a date.I don't care if you're the most self-confident, well-adjusted person around; rejection hurts. So instead of asking the person on a date, you go on approximations of dates that allow for plausible deniability of all romantic intentions. Fear of rejection alone has resulted in the proliferation of Starbucks like a French-roasted virus.You are going out on dates but pretty much you are not looking for anything serious and as such you could be dating a bunch of people and just having fun.