Idaho's Latter-day Saints

Idaho is home to a robust and growing community of Latter-day Saints. But no matter how much we interact with and learn about our LDS neighbors, dozens of crazy rumors and myths about LDS culture still circulate the Gem State. Some have a grain of truth to them and most of them are ridiculous, but the funniest ones usually pertain to what it's like to date an LDS Idahoan.

Myth #1: Latter-day Saint women only wear skirts and dresses.

This is probably one of the most common myths about Latter-day Saint women, but it's simply not true! While modesty and femininity are valued in the LDS community, that doesn't mean women can't wear pants or shorts. In fact, many LDS women nowadays choose to dress fashionably while still following the guidelines of the church.

Myth #2: You need to be a member of the church to date a Latter-day Saint.

While it's true that LDS dating is typically reserved for members of the church, that doesn't mean it's impossible for non-members to date Latter-day Saints. As long as there's mutual respect and understanding of each other's beliefs, it's entirely possible to have a successful relationship.

Myth #3: All LDS people are polygamists.

This one is easy to debunk - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has not practiced polygamy since 1890. Yes, there might be some fundamentalist, Big Love groups that still practice it, but they're not part of the mainstream church.

Myth #4: You can't have fun while dating a Latter-day Saint.

On the contrary, Latter-day Saints are taught to enjoy life and make the most of it. While the church promotes abstinence from pre-marital sex, there are plenty of other ways to have fun while dating, such as hiking, bowling, cooking, going to movies - the possibilities are endless.

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