Does it seem that finding the man or woman of your dreams is getting more difficult as the years go by? Perhaps it’s because, as you get older, you are less open to alternative ideas and are limiting your options for meeting new people. But the truth is that finding a mate does not have to be so hard.
One of the most challenging parts of LDS dating is that the religious orientation of the people you meet on a daily basis is not stuck on their foreheads. And if you live outside Utah then chances are the majority of people you meet with not be in your LDS dating catchment area. Although it may feel like your options are limited, there are steps you can take to meet more LDS singles.
You could go to ward activities or otherwise socialize with LDS Singles. Not only will it be more comfortable and you’ll have more fun that way, but also the obvious LDS question mark will be removed. It is easier to approach someone when you already know you are at least in the right general neighborhood. On the same note, if you want to find someone that meets your other preferences – for example, if you are Hispanic, African American, Indian – then you may want to focus your activities on ethnic LDS groups.
Another way to meet LDS singles is by utilizing a LDS dating service. Although dating services were once only for mainstream couples, now there are dating services for every type of relationship, orientation, and ethnicity. This is a great way to meet people that are within certain criteria you set forth. That may sound bad, but everyone has guidelines they are looking to fill; a LDS dating service allows you to ask questions up front and filter out people that are not what you are looking for. This saves time which means you can spend more time dating and less time looking for a suitable date.
Depending on your location, there may really be a shortage of potential mates! If this is the case, you may want to try an online LDS dating service to meet people in other areas. You can also make a point to join LDS organizations in your area to meet singles that share your interests.
If you are just entering the LDS dating world, you may not really know where to go or what to do. There are several websites that can help you. You can also find someone to help guide you through the process. Find a friend or elder that you can speak to candidly about dating, love, and romance. There is nothing like chatting with someone that has been in your shoes before. You will find that most other LDS are very accepting of you and will help you when they can.