"Do you want capability, safety, and security in dating and romance, in married life and eternity? Be a true disciple of Jesus. Be a genuine, committed, word-and-deed Later-day Saint. Believe that your faith has everything to do with your romance, because it does. You separate dating from discipleship at your peril. Jesus Christ, the light of the world, is the only lamp by which you can successfully see the path of love and happiness. How should I love thee? As he does, for that way 'never failtheth' (1 Corinthians 13:8, Moroni 7:46)" -Jeffery R. Holland
Dating isn't always as fun as it is cracked up to be, but it's through these experiences that we come to know what our heart truly desires.
Recent Discovery: Someone can have all the qualities you could possibly want in an Eternal Companion and still not be right for you. Sometimes you just don't feel it. AND THAT IS OKAY. Last night I went on a date with a guy who seems to have everything going for him and has all these qualities that are great, but I just wasn't feeling it and all is well.
Dating is so important for the reason of experiencing all the different kinds of people that are out there so that you can discover the perfect person FOR you.
In the February 2014 Ensign is an article titled Discipleship and Dating.
The article gives four ways to ensure a positive dating experience. If you haven't already read it, I suggest that you do.
The four suggestions they give are:
To read the article just click the link above.
"If we are ever tempted to be less than our best selves with those we date, let us remember that righteous behavior in dating forms the foundation for successful relationships and marriage, both in this work and in the eternities." -Jared Whitley