Young women, resist too much hanging out, and encourage dates that are simple, inexpensive, and frequent.
Don’t make it easy for young men to hang out in a setting where you women provide the food. An occasional group activity is OK, but when you see men who make hanging out their primary interaction with the opposite sex, I think you should lock the pantry and bolt the front door.
It states that the years from 18 to 25 have become “a distinct and separate life stage, a strange, transitional never-never land between adolescence and adulthood in which people stall for a few extra years, [postponing] …
adult responsibility.” The article describes these transitional individuals as “permanent adolescents, …
The average age at marriage has increased in the last few decades, and the number of children born to LDS married couples has decreased.
It is timely to share some concerns about some current practices in the relationships of young LDS singles in North America.
Never lie about your age or what you do for a living.
There is another possible contributing factor to the demise of dating and the prominence of the culture of hanging out.
For many years the Church has counseled young people not to date before age 16.
Gather your courage and look for someone to pair off with.
Start with a variety of dates with a variety of young women, and when that phase yields a good prospect, proceed to courtship. That is what the Lord intends for His young adult sons and daughters.