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|What Is Wrong With A Sikh Person Going On A "Date" With A Girl/Boy?
|Love & Marriage
|Friday, 3/12/1999 4:26 PM MST
a girl to penetrate her psyche and her yours. When that happens, your energies become entangled and it is very difficult to unravel, and it always leaves an imprint. In a group situation, however, the intensity of that energy is deflected and you are safe.
I would like to add a different perspective to the answer already submitted above, because I don't think it addressed the question in terms of what is wrong with a Sikh dating. In my humble opinion, I do not think that there is anything wrong with dating, no matter what religion you are. I do not think there is any specific teachings in Sikhism that condones or condemns dating. The taboo against dating I believe comes from Indian cultural traditions and tenents, and is not religious in origin. The same taboo applies to Hindus, Muslims and Christians in India as well.
On a secular note, while I agree that dating should not be taken lightly and should be conducted with utmost respect and good intentions of both parties, I think it is ultimately up to the individuals involved to decide what works for them in terms of relationships. Each person will have a different level of comfort in social situations. Overall, it is imperative to act in a way that does not undermine your beliefs and which upholds your dignity and self-respect. It is up to you to decide how to do this.