Long, passionate kissing definitely should be avoided.And French kissing is out--it's purpose is to be passionate and suggestive, not to express pure affection (plus, the stuff with the tongues just seems tacky, in my opinion).A date is a planned activity that allows a young man and a young woman to get to know each other better.In cultures where dating is acceptable, it can help you learn and practice social skills, develop friendships, have wholesome fun, and eventually find an eternal companion.Youth in the Mormon Church are taught to wait until at least the age of 16 to begin dating and to date only those who have high moral standards.
Choose to date only those who have high moral standards and in whose company you can maintain your standards.
Avoid going on frequent dates with the same person.
Developing serious relationships too early in life can limit the number of other people you meet and can perhaps lead to immorality.
For decades, prophets have preached that youth who are in no position to marry should not pair off exclusively.
For instance, President Hinckley (1910–2008) said, “When you are young, do not get involved in steady dating.