As a son or daughter of God you have a right to be respected, as well as respect those you date.
As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ you are strongly encouraged to only date other members of our faith.
It is also best to wait until you are older to steadily date someone, such as after high school and even after a mission. Hinckley warned: Steady dating at an early age leads so often to tragedy.
Youth should avoid dating the same person too regularly.
Because of our high standards, we believe in only dating those who respect and keep the commandments of Jesus Christ.
The experiences you gain from dating will prepare you for a temple marriage.
The guideline to wait to date is inspired counsel from Latter-day prophets. Hazards exist if you date before you are emotionally and mentally able to deal with the physical feelings that come from serious relationships.
When choosing someone to date, look for and date only those people who have high moral standards.