Customs of dating around the world
Just as in the outside world, it might take someone several tries to find a lifelong partner.
The more conservative couples practice traditional Amish dating customs.
The boy makes the long buggy trip home in the wee hours of the morning.
If both are willing, the couple starts going steady. On the weekend when there is no church, the couple usually dates on Saturday night. Either party can quit the relationship at any time.
No wonder they encourage the old Amish dating customs.
So in these households, the old reasons for bed courtship remain.
It is an old custom and these ultra-conservative churches stubbornly cling to old traditions.
The boys and girls sit at a long table facing each other.
There is plenty of time between songs to talk and socialize. The group will then hang around for an hour or two after singing with the unattached boys and girls sizing each other up as likely partners.