Mormon religion dating rules

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.

Sundays are for church only, no “worldly” activities are permitted [this includes shopping, dining out, recreational activities, kid's sporting events, etc.]19.

She texts him occasionally, “Hey, some of us are going to the movies tonight, you in? Within a few weeks, she’s suddenly his social director. Obviously he likes her, they do everything together. If he was interested, he would have found a way to talk to her.

They aren’t really dating, but they are doing everything together. Just like she sought him out in the crowd, he could have sought her out.

With 5 Sunday School classes, an overflowing sacrament meeting, 2 Relief Societies, and 2 Elders Quorums, it can feel like an Olympic event just to find your best friend to sit with.

Just two weeks ago I discovered that an old friend is in my ward.

Here is the upside for the women- the reason why you should put your baking pans away, and stop being the go-getter. Without The Rules, you may throw more parties, and talk to him more, but you’ll never know if he was ever interested in you or the parties.

You’ll never have to send another text to your sister analyzing his every move.

No smoking, no alcohol (not even a little) no coffee (not even decaf), no tea (not even green tea! Do not associate with other non-Mormons (except when engaged in #9 above.)11.

Young Men (age 19) are to serve a two year mission to attempt to convert others to Mormonism. They are not allowed to visit family during this time.

So when The Rules suggest that a woman should never instigate a conversation, or angle herself into the seat beside his, invite him over first, etc., it might seem like a really bad strategy. I’ve been a Rules Girl, and I’ve been the anti-Rules Girl. (It’s possible she only ever planned the dinner just for this reason.) Every Sunday she makes it a point to talk to him, sit near but not too close to him, and repeats the same at family home evening, and Institute during the week.

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