For most young people in the United States outside the Church, dating begins at an early age (about age thirteen during the 1980s); it has no set pattern of progression, and is often informal and unsupervised.These contemporary dating patterns form a social context that influences somewhat the majority of LDS youth.Instagram is extra special because unlike Facebook, its layout is simplified and scrolling through pictures until you’re 117 weeks deep and praying you don’t have an accidental thumb spasm takes only a few moments.You can actually tell a lot about a guy based on what his Instagram posts and activity are about. A dude with a ton of followers is very different than a guy who’s just connected with old classmates and his current social scene.In our search for companionship, technology is a blessing and a curse.
Like many women, I often feel like I have 100’s of “friends” and no-one to share my deepest dreams and fears with on a daily basis. Despite all of the challenges, it is still clear that making friends and maintaining worthwhile relationships is essential after 60.Anything in excess of 1000 and it’s a safe bet that this guy gets a ton of validation through his followers and likes.If he’s truly trying to inspire and motivate people with his captions, that’s totally a different thing, but pay attention to a guy who posts a selfie every day or is overly obsessed with his expensive car with generic and non-inspirational hashtags because he’s likely just really into himself and how he appears to other people. When a guy follows a variety of accounts ranging from friends to comedy accounts with a few celebrities in between, this is completely the norm.Serious, steady dating and marriage-oriented courtship are expected to be delayed longer, perhaps until after a mission for males and after completing high school for females.A chaste courtship is expected to lead to a temple marriage, in which a couple make binding commitments to each other for all time and eternity.