Is it done? How rare is this?
Most seminaries don’t let.
Ridiculous. Yeshivas let it; why won’t the seminaries.
’tis what ’tis
Officially not allowed, but i have heard of it happening.
the seminaries cant control what you do. but lots of seminaries dont allow you to come back after you are engaged.
there are certain seminaries that wont allow dating,they want the girls focusing on what they are learning and there for,its also sometimes a bit young.
why dont seminaries just have the freezer?
because it wouldn’t be original.
or maybe they do have freezers, just they’re filled with not-low-fat ice cream.
the difference between yeshiva and sem is that the girls are only there for one year, maximum two depending on where they go whereas most bochurim are in yeshiva for anything between two to five years before they start shidduchim. Think about it – in England, most of the girls are only 16 when they go to sem but by the time they are finished they are old enough to start looking.
Also it depends on the maturity of the girl, and whether they are actually dating or if something ‘comes up’. Most of the girls who get engaged whilst still in sem were shidduchim that came up and worked out. However, a girl should not be actively ‘on the market’ when she is in sem as it will disrupt her sem education.