Do people that are that busy honestly not have time to even think about their SO. I've told her that but maybe she doesn't believe me. I can second this, as a lifelong utahn this is why I simply have a "no mormons" policy for dating. I know how much it hurts, and it makes you feel unwanted.
You would think surrounded by kids and being off every day would not be lonely but never having anyone to share your kids achievements with in person is hard. I thought it was beautiful that they included him in the circle, even though he was not a Priesthood holder. Getting Over a Breakup.
Because Utah mormons are waayyy different than mormons everywhere else. This is the rule rather than the exception. While you will be of the right age to date, the Church discourages you from trying to date someone while on your mission trip. You are too young to deal with this. After a lot of thought during that relationship with a non-Mormon, I laid out exactly what struggles I was probably going to face: I was worried about my own faith. Play with fire if you don't fear getting burned.
The point made was that a parallel can be drawn between interfaith and interracial marriages. Hopefully this helped a little bit. I feel your pain people. Like you, I didn't want to stress him out by giving him some sort of ultimatum or demands. I am a soon-to-be Surgeon's wife and my boyfriend and I have started discussing the changes that are going to happen when he enters his residency. I just wanted to let SN and AD know that, if you decide to choose this path, you are not alone. I am a happily married mono-faith guy who has no testimony of dusted base boards.