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All around us we see gorgeous people, on television, in movies and magazines.
We see ugly people too, but they're not the main actors.
This is a practice that has been associated with the Amish but today is typically only seen among more conservative Amish groups.
Indeed many Amish find the practice of bed courtship morally objectionable.