Jewish teens and dating
A physical relationship is an essential element in the binding together of two people in marriage.
Before marriage, however, physical contact has the effect of forging bonds without sincere commitment.
Jewish law states that once a young woman begins menstruating, she assumes the status of nidah, and remains, from that point on, “off limits”, in regard to physical contact with men, until the day of her marriage.
Just prior to her marriage ceremony she removes the nidah status, in accordance with Jewish law, by immersing herself in the waters of a mikveh (a body of water used only for spiritual sanctification), and may then be approached by her husband.
In any male-female relationship, it is easier to maintain self control up to the point of physical contact because, from the moment of contact on, control becomes much more difficult.
Also, once the principle of ‘no contact’ has been violated, there are often no other barriers effective enough in helping two people to restrain themselves from further kinds of involvement that could lead naturally to a intimacy.
It will be acknowledged, even by those unaware of this law, that the sense of touch in male-female relationships often constitutes a type of borderline where simple association begins to pass from the area of friendship into the area of intimacy.Young men, however, sometimes deceive a young woman into thinking that they are in love, while all they want is a physical relationship.Intimacy without true love, commitment and permanence is a price too high to pay.Young men, too, often employ a trickery more harmful and more dangerous than that employed by women.There is no ultimate danger if a girl employs her femininity to charm a young man into turning a fleeting interest into a more serious one.