Dating Ideas for Mormons

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According to the "Salt Lake Tribune," 83 percent of Mormons marry within their faith, so it's clearly important to date members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and participate in dates that uphold certain standards. Mormons should participate in dates that are pure in their intent, and focused on getting to know the other person.

Firesides and Conferences

Mormons who are active in their area's Single Adult and Young Single Adult programs know that there is always an opportunity for a fireside, conference or a dance that can be a great date opportunity. Firesides, which tend to be reverent in nature, do usually feature mixers and social afterward. Conferences offer a variety of workshops, luncheons and activities, and dances are usually held at least once a month. Invite a date to any one of these activities to get to know that person better as well as setting the tone for the relationship, all while learning more about your religion.

Temple Attendance

An interesting and spiritual date would be to invite the person to attend the temple with you. While only worthy members of the Church over the age of twelve are able to go inside the temple, anyone can go to visit the grounds, which are always beautifully landscaped with lush gardens. It's a beautiful place to sit and talk. There are also historical temples that are interesting to visit for the architecture and history. If you and your date are able to attend a temple, you could attend a session inside, and eat at the temple cafeteria for an interesting and spiritual date to cement your relationship through faith.

Group Dates

Because Mormons are generally very pure in their intents when it comes to dating, many teens and young adults choose to go on group dates so as not to continually be alone with members of the opposite sex. Group dates can be silly and fun. A picture scavenger hunt in teams could be a good way to incorporate a large group. Wholesome activities like mini-golfing or bowling are also favorites. Heading off to tourist destinations like Mormon history sites, museums and visitor's centers are a good way to accommodate a large group of people. Keeping your date with a large group of people helps to temper the temptation that may occur when you're one on one with someone of the opposite sex. Mormon dating ideas should always be entertaining, but clean.

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Kay Ireland specializes in health, fitness and lifestyle topics. She is a support worker in the neonatal intensive care and antepartum units of her local hospital and recently became a certified group fitness instructor.

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