Acknowledging that there are many variations, let’s take a look at some Amish dating customs The Setup Amish courtship traditionally begins at age 16 for the boys and age 14-15 for the girls.
To find someone to date you have to go where the action is.
Amish children also mix socially in school but there are a few major differences. Differences between individual districts can be varied and complex.
Assuming that all Amish practice the same dating customs would be like assuming that all “English” love NASCAR, classical music, and aerobic workouts.
Her own grandfather, who dated in the 1930s, recalled teachers trying futilely to impose rules on extracurricular activities: 'If they let girls sit in their laps while 'joyriding,' they had to be sure 'to keep at least a magazine between them.'"Not long after, dates started to resemble scenes from with couples sharing ice cream and Coca-Cola, going to the movies, or driving up a remote hilltop for "parking." Although parents and teachers of the time perceived this behavior as a decline in morality, Weigel argues that dating is an ever-changing landscape that can't be judged by the previous generation's standards—something for anyone who's ever been Facebook shamed by a date to keep in mind.
Amish dating customs provide young Amish adults with a means of finding a lifelong partner while following the rules of the church.
So on Sunday evening at the same house where church service was held earlier in the day, after the adults have left, Amish kids meet for Sunday night singing.
Strict rules stipulate girls aren't allowed to approach boys, so it's up to the males, aka the 'grabbers', to tempt the girl away from her group of friends and try to get a kiss off her, even sometimes going as far as twisting her arm.
She said: 'When I first seen them, it was like "My God…" They did look like prostitutes - that’s how you would describe them…
you wouldn’t let your daughter walk around like that...
He’s respectful and funny, not to mention kind of insanely hot.