E-mail Photo illustrations by Christina Smith Ah, dating. We talked to lots of youth and even asked about dating on Facebook, to find out your questions or concerns.
Here are the top questions you asked about dating, along with answers from other youth! So, have a look at what other teenagers are saying about dating. The stress of breaking up when young can be traumatizing.
Waiting until we are older helps protect us from being tempted to do bad things. For example, a picnic is a great way to bond. Athletic activities such as bowling are very enjoyable.
The littlest activities can be the most fun! I love doing spontaneous things like going on hikes or going to the arcade. In return, ask thoughtful questions about their responses.
Do you have a garden? These tricks were what got me through many awkward moments. For example, favorite things. Talk about the gospel and how much you love it.
Talk about goals and future plans. Talk about family and friends. Or even past memories. Even crack a joke once in a while. Remember that one topic can lead to another, creating a consistent conversation! Explain your standards of dating. You can even use the For the Strength of Youth pamphlet. It is also a good way to share the gospel. You can create a good missionary experience out of spending time with nonmembers.
Just be careful about what their influence can do to you. And when you do, it should be a quick kiss. It changes from culture to culture but these are some general guidelines. I am trying to keep the commandments and be a good person.