Amish dating customs provide young Amish adults with a means of finding a lifelong partner while following the rules of the church.
In the outside world teenagers mix with the opposite sex on a daily basis during high school.
It seems strange that only the strictest Amish congregations still sanction it.
In ultra-conservative groups like the Swartzentruber Amish or the Nebraska Amish, homes are still heated by wood stoves and furnished with plain furniture with no upholstering.
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.
And the Beat Goes On The Amish population just keeps on growing at a robust rate.
Much of this growth can be attributed to the ability of the church to promote marriages within the faith.
To find someone to date you have to go where the action is.
The Amish socialize at functions like visits, frolics, and church.