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Compare and Contrast - W ithin the secular dating system,...

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Within the secular dating system, young people meet and date for fun. Just about everyone is a potential partner and everywhere is a spot to do just that. In this system, if people like each other, they tend to spend more and more time together. Eventually, they may decide to get married. Whatever its defect, it allows for many opportunities to meet a potential mate. It also allows commitment to evolve naturally from a long-term relationship. Shidduch dating combines these two approaches. Many in our community are not comfortable with fixed up marriages, believing that young people should have the freedom to choose their own spouse. At the same time, we fear that too much freedom will lead to not acceptable results, from bad choices to childish and revealing conduct to intermarriage. So a hybrid was developed: shidduch dating. In this system, couples are expected to date - to learn about each other, develop some level of feelings, and then exercise their right to choose. But they exercise these rights and freedoms within the strictures of the
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2010 for the course PSYCH 201 taught by Professor Starnes during the Spring '10 term at Liberty.

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