Keeping the law of chastity while dating is one of the most important ways to remain worthy when preparing for a mission and/or a temple marriage.When dating, do not do anything that will endanger your worthiness to serve a mission and enter the Lord's holy temple.Steady dating at an early age leads so often to tragedy.
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.
LDS youth are counseled to not date until they are at least 16 years old.
The guideline to wait to date is inspired counsel from Latter-day prophets. Hazards exist if you date before you are emotionally and mentally able to deal with the physical feelings that come from serious relationships.
When choosing someone to date, look for and date only those people who have high moral standards.