So, what exactly do Mormon guys or girls look for in a date? What should you wear if you want to date a Mormon boy or girl?Mormons dress stylishly, and follow the main fashion trends (as long as they fit the guidelines of the church). All of this goes against the teachings of The Rules. I’ve read “The Rules” (both the original and updated) a few times. I’ve broken every single one of The Rules at times. The women feel like they have no choice but to be proactive, invite the guys over, flaunt what they got, and make sure they are noticed and remembered.“The Rules.” A mythical book of rules for women and dating. Where just getting to talk in the hallway to a man can feel like a weekly competition?According to legend, if you follow their thirty rules for courtship and dating, the man you have always dreamed of will ask you out, woo you, treat you like the queen you are, and eventually propose. And Sunday dinners and taking a plate of brownies over to a guy you like is an expected commonplace occurrence?
The Mormon girl has the light of Christ shining through her, and you were drawn in.As our relationship has progressed, this vague hypothetical question has led to some much more concrete thinking about what an interfaith marriage would be like for me, for him, and for us.How could I help a non-Mormon spouse to feel like a member of my ward family when he is not a member of my church? Is it naive to think we could raise our children to fully participate in two different faiths?Let me start by saying this is nothing more than a humorous look at what it’s like to date Mormon girls from a non-Mormon guy’s living in a Mormon-world perspective. A little bit about faithful Mormons (the ones who follow the Mormon rules): They do not drink. And alcohol scares the living daylights out of them. In fact, they don’t do anything sexual before the nuptials. Anything that ends in any type of arousal before you say “I do” is a big no-no. Anyway, I bet all you single people are super jealous of where I live. More specifically (for the next two months at least), I live in this bubble within the bubble called Utah County. And while there has been a mass-exodus of LDS people (Mormons) leaving the church the last several years, Utah County itself still has a very high Mormon to non-Mormon ratio. With 5 Sunday School classes, an overflowing sacrament meeting, 2 Relief Societies, and 2 Elders Quorums, it can feel like an Olympic event just to find your best friend to sit with.