The Holy Ghost will testify that it is true. And when he's working, you should be able to connect somehow. I wouldnt encourage my kids to date a mormon.
It is positively shocking. I got married to for love and companionship, not to essentially be lonely with a lot of nice things and raise my children "as if" I were a single parent. Before that, you are encouraged to date, but not exclusively. When mormon married a mormon and failed miserably. It is much easier for the Holy Ghost to influence good people. Make sure you are According to the teachings of the Church, Mormon youth should not date before the age of This is more of a custom than a hard rule, but it is a good standard to follow, as you will probably not be mature enough to effectively handle that kind of personal relationship before then.
So when our children bring home a potential mate that has cultural, racial, religious or other big differences then our child, our concerns immediately flare up. You just have to decide if the payoff is worth it. I've seen it happen all the time. My experience has been that personal similarities and differences are a bigger element than cultural differences. Anyway, i know that this is not the experience of every surgical marriage but i guarantee most of them can relate in some way or another. You are too young to deal with this. I would not fear as much as she does, but that is her reality.
OP Have you seen the Brother Jake videos. Single women who are educated, regardless of religion, are also going to find similar gender imbalances among their educated peers nowadays. I believe strongly that I was meant to marry my spouse. You can watch them all in about a half an hour and you'll know almost everything you need to know. It's really cool to be able to connect with someone who shares all of those things with me.