we built these paper mountains then sat and watched them burn?"
See, the orthodox dating system is depraved. Is dating and marriage a mere business arrangement for the sake of procreation in service to a cult? No! Procreation is indeed central to marriage but its not the only aspect to it.
Are males and females only capable of intereacting on a sexual level and not on an emotional, intellectual, or even spiritual level? Of course not.
To make things less serious, are males and females incapable of having a good time without sex? Of course not.
While parents are correct for being concerned about premarital sex, for orthodoxy to deprive its youth of any contact with the opposite gender until marriage deprives them of a radiant part of the human experience.