And then there are the Southern women who just call it common sense. In my mid-singles ward there is a consistent 3:1 ratio. Three beautiful and talented women for every single man. Plain and simple, it can feel like a competition to get the attention of the good guys and get a date.In my current ward we have about 400 people attending on an average Sunday.” I won’t quote the whole chapter here, but here’s part of what we say: Many local LDS congregations host weekend dances and other social events to which their young people are encouraged to invite nonmember friends.Nonmembers often end up becoming attracted to the wholesome Latter-day Saints.When dating someone who is Mormon, make sure to keep an open-mind and to be respectful of their beliefs. Perhaps the most common challenge is the routine feeling of frustration over desiring to have someone to date and eventually marry, only to have relationships fail and opportunities missed or lost for a variety of possible reasons. Many people ask me as a psychologist what they are doing wrong and why have they not found anyone.Pretty good example of 'milk before meat', don't you think?
I don’t want you to take anything I say personal or as an attack, but if I were your father, this is what I would say. In our book we have a chapter titled “Why Won’t You Allow Your Daughter to Date a Mormon?
Other times, a single is trying hard and basically doing everything right to meet someone, yet the results still have not occurred for unknown reasons. Stay the Course Of course, giving up trying to meet, date and eventually marry someone is not the answer. Also, I am happily married in the temple (Manti) since 1996 and have 4 sons.
For some people they meet someone quickly, for others it can take years or even decades, and for others still, meeting a companion might happen in the next life. But continuing regular efforts to try to meet someone and foster an eternal relationship is an excellent goal to stick with continually until it finally happens. I am a volunteer writer and contributor to LDS Dimension.
Over the years we have counseled a number of young people who have become involved in relationships with Mormons of the opposite sex.
Typically, these Christians are encouraged to participate in the missionary lessons and join the LDS Church if they hope to take their relationships to the next level.