They’re scared to talk to him, they want to just text. Khazan: When’s the last time you talked to your family? That part is hard because I would love to see that. Khazan: Would you consider moving to Maine and still not being Amish, but just visiting your Amish sisters more often?It’s sort of like hiding behind who you really are. Gingerich: At the end of May of last year, I went to visit my sisters who are married. Gingerich: I have tried doing that ever since they moved up there.
After I moved to Stephenville, a friend of mine, we started talking about guys, girl-talk stuff, and we both made a Plenty of Fish profile. Because we were talking to so many different guys on there, we just enjoyed it, it was our girl time. That was maybe four years ago, so I would have been 23. Several years later, I had met somebody at work, but we broke up.My sisters tell me it would just be too hard to see you living this close and you’re not Amish.I don’t get that feeling from them of, “Yes, move up here, be closer to us.” So I don’t feel like I should force myself to go up there and make them like it.Gingerich: I really enjoy having the ability to share my faith, or my happiness, or share whatever to others, and not feel like I can’t do that because then I'm considered worldly.Because in the Amish, they don’t really share anything about themselves, how they feel, how mad they are. For the Amish, they just keep it inside and move on.It sounds like people meet each other as teenagers at church sing-alongs. But if you like someone you immediately are supposed to spend the night in their bed, but not necessarily have sex.