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Discover Who You Should Date: 10 Questions for Latter-day Saint Singles

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Dating has never been easy, but for many Latter-day Saint singles dating has come to feel increasingly impossible. It’s true that we face many modern-day challenges and concepts that can hinder us. It’s also true that the Lord still believes in eternal relationships and is willing to help us if we show real intent and faith.

Elder ElRay L. Christiansen once taught, “True love is not earthbound. It is as eternal as our spirits, which never die. A continuing association in this life, as well as in the next, with those we love, should be the great desire of every person. It is the ultimate. It is the purpose of mortality.”

If you’ve struggled with dating, these principles can feel overwhelming and even heartbreaking. You may not have gone on a date in years or feel like you have no options to move forward. Everyone’s circumstances will be different and we are all required to submit to the will of a loving Heavenly Father. However, we can all begin by pondering on those people placed in our paths and asking for help as we strive to discover who we should date and get to know better.

We’ve gathered ten personal questions, inspired by the teachings of modern prophets, that you can ask yourself. They are based on Christ-like qualities that are important in those you date. Look for these qualities in others. If someone comes to mind after reading these questions, consider reaching out or working on forging a stronger connection in Christ.

  1. Who possesses the same religious convictions and beliefs? (source)
  2. Who is committed to shining and serving in their appointed orbits? (source)
  3. Who inspires you to think your noblest thoughts, aspire to your finest deeds and make you wish you were better than you are? (source)
  4. Who do you find yourself called to minister to and find joy in putting them first? (source)
  5. Do you have an anxious concern for the well-being of someone specifically? (source)
  6. Who has life goals that are compatible with yours? (source)
  7. Who can you talk with easily and enjoyably?
  8. Who is kindly understanding and forgiving of others? (source)
  9. Who do you feel a natural and wholesome physical affection for? (source)
  10. Who keeps their temple covenants and desires a temple marriage? (source)

When we ponder on questions like these, we can come to a better understanding of what is important in a spouse and who has these qualities around us. Are there questions you would add to this list?

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Aleah Ingram
Aleah Ingram
Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.

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