Lds hanging out vs dating
The two people aren’t “a couple” or “an item,” and they don’t refer to each other as a “boyfriend” or “girlfriend.” They don’t pair off. This is the kind of dating the Church encourages you to do after you turn 16.
It is good for you to go to games and dances and picnics, to do all of the young things. Have a wonderful time, but stay away from familiarity. It may not be easy, but it is possible.” “Be careful to go to places where there is a good environment, where you won’t be faced with temptation. In dating, treat your date with respect, and expect your date to show that same respect for you.” “Kissing has …
Most can recite them by memory: don’t date until age 16, date in groups, and only date those who share your same high standards.
But more and more LDS teens aren’t dating in the traditional sense.
may be a little confusing, since nowadays it sometimes seems to imply something a little more serious than what we intend it to mean in relation to youth in the Church.
There are two different types of dating: With casual dating, there is no exclusivity.