There should be ample opportunities to experience the prospective spouse’s behavior in a variety of circumstances" (Dallin H.Oaks, " Divorce," Don't let yourself get caught up in the moment by jumping into marriage when you're still in the stage of infatuation and attraction.This means you must FIRST go through the dating and courtship process and learn for yourself if the one you are dating is right for you.
This means not engaging in premarital sex or any kind of sexual activity (which includes petting with or without clothes on).
Engaging in fornication breaks one of God's most important commandments and requires repentance.
These attributes are best polished together as husband and wife" (" Receive the Temple Blessings," Dating and courtship is the time to continue to prepare for a temple marriage.
Being sealed to a spouse in the temple is the greatest covenant one can make with God- and can only be achieved as a companionship.
A few brief dates, followed by a whirlwind engagement and marriage, does not build a solid foundation for marriage.
Such a sandy foundation will not hold firm when the storms of life come- and they always come.Long, passionate kissing definitely should be avoided.And French kissing is out--it's purpose is to be passionate and suggestive, not to express pure affection (plus, the stuff with the tongues just seems tacky, in my opinion).Keeping God's commandment to wait to have sexual relations until after marriage is part of remaining clean and pure.It also shows obedience to God and His commandments, as well as respect for yourself and those you date. But if you're talking about kissing people you date, be cautious in how you use this form of affection.