When you date, learn everything you can about each other. Have you observed one another under stress, responding to success and failure, resisting anger, and dealing with setbacks?
You may be twenty-seven years of age, or thirty, or possibly even older. I have appreciated the counsel we have received from the presidents of these three great women’s organizations.The music has been beautiful, especially this last anthem—“Come, Hold Your Torches High”—“That Christ’s true light through us will shine, … Six months ago I spoke at this pulpit in general priesthood meeting to the single adult brethren of the Church.Below you will find additional insights from prophets and apostles about whom, why, when, and how you should date. have an important responsibility in choosing not only whom you will date but also whom you will marry. Hinckley admonished: ‘Your chances for a happy and lasting marriage will be far greater if you will date those who are active and faithful in the Church.’” (“Four B’s for Boys,” “While you should be friendly with all people, select with great care those whom you wish to have close to you.They will be your safeguards in situations where you may vacillate between choices, and you in turn may save them.” “In a dating and courtship relationship, I would not have you spend five minutes with someone who belittles you, who is constantly critical of you, who is cruel at your expense and may even call it humor.” “Simple and more frequent dates allow both men and women to ‘shop around’ in a way that allows extensive evaluation of the prospects.