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This is a pivotal point in a young Amish person’s life and in some cases can make them vulnerable.
If you end up meeting an Amish person who is in the middle of their Rumspringa, it’s important to understand the delicate situation you’ve met them in.
But these are definitely not true of all Amish adolescents — about half in large communities and the majority in smaller communities will not alter their lives in any way during this time period — so it definitely doesn’t do well to say that this is something to expect of all Amish teens.
In fact, there are communities who look at Rumspringa as a time of introspection and self-actualization.
In these communities, teenagers are sometimes encouraged to meditate and make deep connections with the spiritual world as opposed to the non-Amish one.
As stated above, Rumspringa ends in either baptism within the Amish church or leaving the community.
Assuming that all Amish practice the same dating customs would be like assuming that all “English” love NASCAR, classical music, and aerobic workouts.
Your best karmic bet, would be to simply remain and treat them as friends - no pressure, no pushing - let them make their decision on their own so in the end you're not liable.The decision between baptism and leaving the community is a huge decision, and one that made for the wrong reasons can lead to tremendous regret.