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There is no PA Dutch word for “dating,” but the Amish use the English word when they need it.
The Amish consider romantic relationships to be private, so courtship is practiced secretly, while parents look the other way until the couple comes to ask their permission for marriage.
Dating often starts with a boy offering to take a girl home after a Sunday evening sing, which is one of the places young people socialize.
When a couple is more serious, a boy can visit the girl at her house after her parents have gone to bed on a Saturday night when there’s no church on Sunday.
This is so very typical of the way individuals are kept in line in the Amish community.