Urbina said hanging out was more concentrated during college when she attended Utah State University.“The scene there was just everyone hung out there all the time and didn’t date a lot.Rutter also saw distinct reasons for both hanging out and dating.“Dating is really great when you want to get to know someone one-on-one,” she said, “and hanging out is really good to see how they interact with other people.” Overall, the study concluded that hanging out can lead to marriage, but LDS young adults don’t generally view a date as a casual way to start a relationship.The following quotes from leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints address many facets of love and relationships. When you date, learn everything you can about each other. Have you observed one another under stress, responding to success and failure, resisting anger and dealing with setbacks?
“Finding the person you connect with—it happens when it happens.As the nationwide marriage age continues to rise, two LDS women have moved beyond hanging out and are exiting the single life.Randah Urbina, 29, was married in May in the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple.The key is never stopping, never giving up on dating.
As Valentine's Day approaches, thoughts turn to romantic love. Dating is the opportunity for lengthy conversations. Do you share the same feelings about the commandments, the Savior, the priesthood, the temple, parenting, callings in the church and serving others?
For Urbina and Rutter, both dating and hanging out contributed to their searches for an eternal companion.