Amish dating practices
Amish parents feel strongly about their teens forming healthy friendships, knowing that those relationships will often become their teens’ support system throughout life.
You can’t wait to begin your life with your beau, but first, you need to prove to your parents that you’re ready to marry—by being bundled up in a sack and put to bed.
If an unattached young man feels drawn to a particular young woman, he will ask her if he can give her a ride home from the singing.
If she agrees to it, they will use that time to get to know one another better…especially if they take the long route to her home.
This unusual courtship ritual had a standard format.
Step one: invite your date home to meet your parents.
When two teens were interested in one another, if both sets of parents approved, the girl’s parents invited the boy to the home, often on Saturday nights, and bundling process began.