I fully expected to marry in the temple, which I in fact did, and I was thoroughly Mormon in every respect, so marrying outside the faith would have created various compatibility problems.Also, the demographics favor Mormon men so strongly that it almost seems rude for a Mormon man to date a non-Mormon woman.Although the dating app Tinder was initially met with concern from LDS officials, a growing number of Mormon couples have met through the app, prompting the creation of more dating apps tailored to the church’s young single adults.Mutual is a new dating app made especially for young single Mormons.Well, that’s sort of like asking, “Should I as an American date an Californian,” since Mormons are a subset of Christianity (i.e., they believe in Jesus Christ and seek to follow his teachings).Yeah, yeah, I know, they aren’t “really” Christians because they believe Jesus Christ is the literal Son of God as described in the Bible instead of part of a mystical trinity wherein He is simultaneously the Father and the Son, but then again I know plenty of Baptists and Born Again Christians who don’t think Catholics are Christians either.
“So I think in the church it’s becoming more common.” In 2015, Elder Ballard of the LDS Quorum of the Twelve Apostles gave a speech to the church’s youth, specifically mentioning Tinder and Snapchat as potential spiritual dangers.
The point is that they all strive to follow the teachings of Christ in their own way, even if they have their own interpretations of what those teachings are an how best to follow them.
Now, having said all that…I would say it is likely a bad idea for you as a non-Mormon to date a Mormon unless you are open to the idea of eventually becoming a Mormon.
Again, though, it totally depends on the individual Mormon.
If he or she is not particularly religious and perhaps even willing to consider switching to your faith, then go for it!