You must have firmly planted in your mind right from wrong, and do not let ANYONE talk you into anything that would not meet the Saviors approval.
Whatever they would do would be okay." Anyone can make errors.
There is hardly anything greater to assist you in obtaining the Celestial Kingdom than to be worthy to marry the right person a t the proper time in you life, in the Temple. He says that early dating is often done with parental approval, "yet it is near criminal to subject a tender child to the temptations of maturity." Remember, NO STEADY DATING until after missions. Sometimes when we start to like someone quite a bit, we tend to single date almost exclusively . When we are tired and have become more relaxed with each other through the evening, it is very easy to let down our guard . You both should be at your respective homes at this time.
NOTE TO PARENTS: Dont innocently apply "parent pressure" to your young people to disobey counsel by encouraging them to date by attending special dances before age 16. President Kimball does NOT qualify his counsel by saying. WAIT UP until your children come home from their dates.
It is an excellent idea to double or group date for most of your dating until at least the age of 18. NOTE TO PARENTS: You would be shocked to know the number of your young people that I have talked to that lost their virtue in their own front room, or family room, or bedroom, while their parents were home, but asleep in their own bedroom or in another part of the house.
Dont let a young couple go to parts of the home for long periods of time. EACH PARTNER SHOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS OWN ACTIONS. Never say to yourself, "this young man or woman is so good that they could never do anything wrong. Also, when the young people are at your home, chaperone them. Never allow another person to control your actions. If a dating partner is not willing to follow these rules or thinks they are too strict, DROP THEM FLAT! Dont say to yourself, "Boy do I know so-and-so who needs these rules." The rules are for you! Now these are not all of the rules we might follow in dating. It is virtually impossible to set them in the middle of a passion-filled night. If you want the help of the Lord and his blessings, follow his counsel. DO NOT THINK THAT YOU ARE THE EXCEPTION TO THESE RULES. On cold winter days, after interviewing a young lady in the Institute building, I would drive back to work and pass her on the road as she walked back to the dorm. Dont ever think, "Oh, I would never do that so it is okay if I go into an apartment alone, or park, or whatever." This is an open invitation to Satan to prove you wrong! The biggest error of all is to think that you are an exception to one of these rules.
They may limit the number of dates you have in a month, or require that you go out with a variety of partners rather than not just one. To think that it could never happen to you is a major error of gigantic proportions. It can happen to you, to Bishops, to stake Presidents or anyone who places themselves in such a position. I remember clearly a visiting general authority counseling the bishops in my stake to never interview a woman in the ward alone in the building, and to not give women or young ladies rides somewhere alone. If you have good parents, they may have similar or other rules like these.