Casual dating is not permitted, and courting is done with the intention of finding a spouse. We have Amish in northeastern NY--it always surprises me to see them smoking or buying junk food in the grocery. If we're being honest, some of our own homes could be cleaner and take a lesson from the pristine Amish ladies. But among the Amish, the word "Dutch" is used like slang--short for Pennsylvania-Dutch, which is derived from the word "Deitch", which was derived from the German word for German which is Deutch, as you pointed out. I know at some point I need to have that conversation with him about the birds and the bees but I want it to be on God's time. They labored.
She will typically wait for anywhere from several hours to several weeks before giving her reply.
We can do and wear whatever we want in modern society but unfortunately, Amish women don't get the same privileges. Gasp, right! The group will then hang around for an hour or two after singing with the unattached boys and girls sizing each other up as likely partners. It seems strange that only the strictest Amish congregations still sanction it. No true sentiments have been uttered. Flirting is frowned upon, and is very uncommon. Thanks for your post, Dee.