Amish begin dating during their mid-to-late teens

amish dateDuring the period known as Rumspringa, beginning at about age 16, Amish youth enter a time of greater social activity.  One of the purposes of Rumspringa is to find a mate.

Amish begin dating during this period, and most eventually find a “special friend”.  Amish youth dating activities vary by community.

Amish youth may be discreet about their dating.  Dating typically begins when a young man offers a young lady a ride home after the Sunday night singing.

Amish typically date for a period of a year or two before getting married.  Like non-Amish, Amish may date multiple partners before finding that special someone.

Read more on Amish marriage.

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