Although LDS dating online can be an opportunity to meet other singles, it is extremely important to date face-to-face for a long enough period of time.A few brief dates, followed by a whirlwind engagement and marriage, does not build a solid foundation for marriage.
It's important when courting that you take the time to develop a strong friendship with the one you're dating."Bruce C.Hafen has compared relationships between men and women to a pyramid.Such a sandy foundation will not hold firm when the storms of life come- and they always come.Avoiding Divorce Having gone through a painful divorce myself, I wish I had known and followed Elder Oaks dating and courtship advice:"The best way to avoid divorce from an unfaithful, abusive, or unsupportive spouse is to avoid marriage to such a person. Associations through 'hanging out' or exchanging information on the Internet are not a sufficient basis for marriage.
By Rachel Bruner After following the basic LDS dating rules and guidelines the time will come when you’re ready to work towards a temple marriage. Prepare yourself through proper dating and courtship and learn how to build a strong relationship by: dating for a sufficient time, becoming best friends, choosing the right person, building a foundation upon Jesus Christ.
Courtship Takes Time One of the most important aspects of the courtship process, which is unfortunately often lacking in LDS dating, is the very important need to spend ample time together.