BUT There have been times in my life when I was ready to throw the law of chastity to the wind. (Please read these as honest attempts to grapple with a difficult commandment to live and understand rather than an attempt to justify sinful behavior.) Challenge #1: Living the law of chastity is hard.Ever since various general authorities started drawing attention to the dating scene among Young Adults, I’ve taken an interest in the current status of dating, especially among LDS people, but also in general.
As a borderline narcissistic introvert, you might be surprised to learn that I have friends, even friends from many different lands (states) and persuasions. Of course the rest of you won’t be surprised at all. Here, in no particular sequence of topics, are some observations from students, friends, and neighbors on dating culture among Mormons, and sometimes, others.We’ve become expert in needless suffering.” I’ve wondered the same thing as I’ve watched kids in my mostly LDS neighborhood and my own children.The last time I saw my daughter, she told me that she had decided to be more proactive about meeting people.But all the single female grad students I spoke to when I visited Athens, Georgia expressed little hope of dating.With limited dating options, they wondered if they had chosen a career over a family.These findings showed that some fraternity or athletic team members are more likely to commit sexual assault than males in the general student population, but this is not true for all such groups.