Actually, Mormon families are shrinking, just like those outside the Church, but they will always be larger than families outside Mormondom. This is how I felt when I married my exmo husband. You got some good advice from the other posters on how to maintain contact.
Found this blog just now after searching "married to a surgeon". Hence, ensure that the girl or guy you want to date is above 16; although with changing times, some kids may date younger, if your love interest is not keen on going out until 16, then hold off. Propagandists in the media throw around the word patriarchy as if it is synonymous with anything male. She needs to be, and maybe she will get there. We only live ten minutes from each other and he's probably too scatter-brained to remember to mail a kiss every day haha, but cute idea for LDRs. I just started talking to a doctor he is older and has already finished with all of those steps but already im getting a taste of what its going to be like. I have many friends and members of my family who married within the church and later divorced. I was not moving with him until there was a promise and it would still take me a few months to find a job and relocate. And for mormons, the goal is always a temple marriage and a marriage for the eternities.
In addition to your religious leaders, there are counselors who specialize in interfaith couples. I think it might be worth trying. Matching caused a lot of drama in our relationship.
Talk about issues with Jehovah's Witnesses etc. Not leaving 5 minutes early to drop you off - 15 minutes could get problematic, but five?. If you both comfortable having different faiths, your relationship can still be rewarding and fulfilling. Having seen many examples of the disaster it becomes when a member spouse pushes, coerces, ultimatums the non-member spouse into being baptized, I have very assiduously steered clear of those methods from the start. I would not want my children raised Mormon which she seems intent on. I have learned this painfully with my child growing up in the LDS community. I've been thinking more about your situation and another thing came to mind. Trying to maintain a long-distance relationship with someone at home or attempting to date someone you meet while on mission are both distractions. Accept yourself, and feel God accepting you, and everything else will follow.