When you’re dating your commitment to a person lasts for the duration of the date, and as soon as you’ve both gone your separate ways at the doorstep, that commitment is void until plans for a future date have been made.There is no reason to define the relationship in the beginning of the dating phase.The dating game within the Mormon culture can seem a bit broken at times.The guy is supposed to ask the girl, but the guy doesn’t ask at all. This is the phase where you get together in large or small groups of both males and females, and you casually get to know people.But if you find yourself wanting to use the “L” word frequently and they are reciprocating that love, then you will find yourself progressing to Stage 4. This is the stage where you have committed to see if this can last for eternity.This phase is where you get down to the nitty-gritty, you ask the tough questions and you answer even tougher questions.
By the time you hit Stage 5 it will be all worth it. Kandace Hatch is a snake person with over 8 years experience in the Mormon dating game before her game ended in 2009 when she married her wonderful husband, Chad.
Jerome currently runs the Drunken Clam following the death of the previous owner, Horace.
My friend Marla used to believe that meeting a man was as easy as following her bliss.
It may be a tad embarrassing, there may be a lost deposit or two, there may even be some hard conversations to have, but engagement is not a binding contract of forever, and therefore, if needs be, you can still call it off. On the other hand, if everything is coming up daisies, and your love has gone beyond just mere twitterpation, and the road ahead of you looks like the best life you could possibly imagine…You graduate to Stage 5.
Engagement is the like the final leg of the dating game, if there is a reason you shouldn’t cross the finish line, don’t. Stage 5 is the highest level of commitment; his and her towels, joint bank accounts, and happily ever afters. You’ve seen what is out there and you are confident in the choice you have made!
(The physical aspects of dating can complicate this, but that’s a conversation for another time. This is the part of the game where you really start to invest quality time and sincere effort to see if this person is someone you are truly compatible with.