Dating amish women
There are worries about pornography; about whether social networks will lead sons and daughters to date non-Amish friends; and about connecting to a world of seemingly limitless possibilities.“Amish life is about recognizing the value of agreed-upon limits,” said Erik Wesner, an author who runs a blog, Amish America, “and the spirit of the internet cuts against the idea of limits.”“Not using cars is a way of keeping us together,” he said.(Like most of the people interviewed for this article, he declined to give his surname, out of an Amish sense of humility; many refrained from having their faces photographed for the same reason.)“There’s always a concern about what would lead our young folk out of the church and into the world,” John added.Regular use of cellphones can result in an over-reliance on machines and technology to solve problems.
Their rigid abstinence from many kinds of technology has left parts of their lifestyle frozen since the 19th century: no cars, TVs or connections to electric utilities, for example.
But you can’t build a house sitting behind a desk.”Marylin, 18, said that when she and her friends gathered for church activities, “our youth leaders ask us to respect that we’re together and not use the phones, so we only check our messages and the time and stuff.”But she insisted that some leniency was necessary.“We can’t live like we did 50 years ago because so much has changed,” she said. We love our way of life, but a bit of change is good.”The Amish community is growing at a rate that may surprise outsiders — and that growth is helping to push the sect’s adoption of technology.
The Amish population in the United States is estimated at 313,000, up nearly 150 percent from 25 years ago, according to researchers at Elizabethtown College near Lancaster.
Things are said online that would never be said in public.
The speed and accessibility of communicating online can lead people to be impatient and dissatisfied with a slower, more deliberate life.