Point of dating in high school
may be a little confusing, since nowadays it sometimes seems to imply something a little more serious than what we intend it to mean in relation to youth in the Church.
Let’s see if you can correctly answer the following question: At what age are Latter-day Saint youth allowed to date?
Generally speaking, boys crave the physical part more than girls do, and girls crave the emotional part more than boys do.
Because boys have less of a desire for emotional closeness, they are usually in control of how deep this aspect of the relationship will become.
For decades, prophets have preached that youth who are in no position to marry should not pair off exclusively.
For instance, President Hinckley (1910–2008) said, “When you are young, do not get involved in steady dating.
Likewise, because girls are less driven by a desire for a physical relationship, they are generally in control of how far that aspect of the relationship will go.