But if you're talking about kissing people you date, be cautious in how you use this form of affection.
Preparation includes, among other things, baptism and full participation in the LDS faith.
First, Mormonism is not just a religion; its also a culture.
Significant cultural differences can complicate a marriage, even when a couple is sincerely in love.
Consequently, most practicing Mormons choose to marry members of their own faith for theological reasons as well.
For non-Mormons interested in dating an LDS church member, trying to figure out the church culture can seem like a mystery game.