Is there a difference between going out and dating
This discussion could be very embarrassing for both parties, especially the Orthodox boy.
After all, it is always the boy (stereotypically of course) who wants “to get to know” the girl better, if you catch my drift.
Thus, we can be attracted and like both Orthodox and non-Orthodox boys.
On the surface there seems to be no difference at all.
There is also a great danger in dating a non-Orthodox girl. Your belief in Orthodox values would most likely be put to the test in a relationship with a non-Orthodox girl.
Of course, this is a definite “in” with her family. In essence, especially with a union between two Orthodox teens, the relationship is built upon this common ground. Hopefully, you follow the teachings of the Church regarding these issues, but how strong is your moral fiber?
Because of this, they are more likely to be kind, respectful, and have the same expectations and values concerning relationships as you.
As a consequence, these “Orthodox” guys seem to be more of the type of guy that we would want to date and bring home to our parents. It is very possible to find someone who is kind, respectful, and who shares similar moral values, but is not Orthodox.
We are all attracted to a certain type of person; we can’t help that.
When we consider dating someone, personality and physical appearance make up the majority of our decision.