Make sure your parents meet those you date.
However, good friendships can and should be developed at every age. Many young people do not date during their teen years because they are not yet interested, do not have opportunities, or simply want to delay forming serious relationships. Teachings of Presidents of the Church: David O. McKay, chapter Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Harold B. Lee, chapter Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Spencer W. Kimball, chapter Gospel Topics.
Avoid going on frequent dates with the same person. Peace and Violence among 19th-Century Latter-day Saints. Youth in the Church are taught to wait until at least age 16 to begin dating and to date only those who have high moral standards.
Dating before then can lead to immorality, limit the of other young people you meet, and deprive you of experiences that will help you choose an eternal partner. Dating and Courtship.
In cultures where dating or courtship is acceptable, dating can help youth develop friendships and eventually find an eternal companion. Plan dating activities that are positive and inexpensive and that will help you get to know each other. Genesis — Genesis Alma Doctrine and Covenants Additional Messages.
You may want to invite your dates to activities with your family.