LDS Internet Dating: Valentines Special 1 of 4


Show Notes

Dallin H. Oaks:

“The best way to avoid divorce from an unfaithful, abusive, or unsupportive spouse is to avoid marriage to such a person. If you wish to marry well, inquire well. Associations through ‘hanging out’ or exchanging information on the Internet are not a sufficient basis for marriage. There should be dating, followed by careful and thoughtful and thorough courtship. There should be ample opportunities to experience the prospective spouse’s behavior in a variety of circumstances.”
Dallin H. Oaks, “Divorce,” Ensign, May 2007, 73

Points Discussed During In This Episode

  • If you are under eighteen, don’t even attempt online dating of any kind.
  • Don’t date online, meet online
  • Don’t date out of state
  • Have some non-negotiables
  • Do your homework – research well before starting
  • Build your profile carefully
  • Internet dating is NOT a shortcut
  • Tips on avoiding trouble
  • Tips on when you do meet
  • Don’t save serious talks for email


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