However, I believe there are rules set, and we receive certain blessings when we obey said rules.
In my experience, life-long member, many Mormons have difficulty thinking outside the box, and putting forth effort to inclue and love. You should also be willing to date other people.
I grew up believing that when, where, and by what authority I was married were equally important to whom I married. But he's got to know the aggravation and pain that he likely will face.
Well, you won't be getting into anything soon.