So there's THAT to look forward to. Your crush will watch you closely to see how you interact with these little ones. Lots of really thorough replies. I have been happily married to a non-mormon for 20 years. If she can't put you before her religion then you need to walk away. Ma'am I really do thank you for being very blunt and quite honest in your writing about your life. She said we couldn't watch it because the lady who produced the doc was formerly a professor at BYU but has since left the church, so she wouldn't have anything good to say. The dots are extremely close for every LDS person, its just extremely hard to connect them. As an atheist with Buddhist undertones who married a non-practicing, god-believing Mormon at the height of his questioning, I find this so interesting to me. If he weren't a doctor saving lives and had more free time, he could most definitely do YOUR job.
When my husband and I were sealed, I finally understood why my Dad had been stressing this to me my entire life. It's easy to be blind to deal-breaking faults when you are young and in love. As a general authority I knew, now deceased, told me in the mid-eightiesвIf you find a good man who is not LDS, marry him. So if you feel like you both are getting serious, then talk to your girlfriend in time and sort this issue out.
Sometimes I often think he is a wrong choice. I can be part of a church family whether my spouse goes or not. He believes in God, but also believes that God is everywhere, and therefore does not need to be worshipped in a specific place of worship with specific prayers. This is by design. I knew a couple in my last ward who got married in their mid 20's.
All these are reasons to have some serious discussions. This can also be the basis for forming important friendships, and learning proper skills for social interaction. Hence, ensure that the girl or guy you want to date is above 16; although with changing times, some kids may date younger, if your love interest is not keen on going out until 16, then hold off. Just let things keep going. The closet is deep though I think that's seriously generalizing. Unless you convert she won't marry you, plain and simple. It is much easier for the Holy Ghost to influence good people.