The purpose of dating is not much clearer than its definition.Before the early 1900s, when people started “dating,” they “called.” That is, men called on women, and everyone more or less agreed on the point of the visit."How can I know I've truly been forgiven after I've repented?
The magazine replaced the similarly themed The Improvement Era, a periodical published from 1897 to 1970.
In its first issue, the editor of the New Era explained the rationale for its creation, stating: By direction of the First Presidency, the New Era is the publication arm of the Church to the unmarried persons of the kingdom—those from twelve up to marriage.
Sixth-graders claim to be dating when, after extensive negotiations conducted by third parties, two of them go out for ice cream.
Many college students and 20‑somethings don’t start dating until after they’ve had sex.
First published in January 1971 along with the Ensign and the Friend, the New Era's intended audience has always been the youth of the Church.