Modern courtship and dating
Couples from more progressive churches that have drifted more toward the modern world might go into town for the evening.
When homes were heated by fireplaces and had hard wooden furniture, the bed was the warmest, most comfortable place to socialize.Many go on to college or tech school where they can dip into a large pool of likely dating candidates. Customs differ The Amish, like we outsiders, are not a monolithic society.Amish children also mix socially in school but there are a few major differences. Differences between individual districts can be varied and complex.They believe that any change weakens their church and threatens their eternal souls.No wonder they encourage the old Amish dating customs.