In order to protect Joseph and Carlin from going through something similar if they also break up, perhaps the teens’ parents are keeping their courtship under wraps until it gets really serious.Even though girls and boys enter into courtships with the goal of getting married, Jim Bob Duggar has said that only half of courtships end in marriage.
Joseph Duggar and Carlin Bates have been photographed spending time together again!
The Duggar and Bates families still haven’t confirmed that the teens are courting, but Carlin’s mom did recently tease that previously reported, 20-year-old Joseph Duggar and 17-year-old Carlin Bates first set tongues wagging by sitting suspiciously close to each other in a video that was taken by Joseph’s cousin Amy.
The blurry video showed a few different members of the Bates family spending Christmas with the Duggars, and it also appeared to show Carlin wearing Joseph’s baseball hat. ” Unfortunately for fans of the Duggar and Bates families, it’s always hard to tell whether or not a Bates and a Duggar are courting – the families are close friends who spend a lot of time together, so it’s not unusual to see Bates kids and Duggar kids (like Jinger and Lawson) mingling in social media photos and videos.
Stealing a boy’s hat could definitely be seen as a flirtatious move. The Duggars have strict courtship rules about how much physical contact their kids can have with their boyfriends or girlfriends, so if a Bates and a Duggar are courting, fans won’t see them holding hands or kissing in any photos.
Amy later deleted the video, and there’s a chance that she was asked to do so because it showed evidence of a relationship that the Duggars and Bateses don’t want anyone to know about yet. As reports, Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald didn’t hold hands until they got engaged, and they didn’t share their first kiss until they got married.
Now there’s also evidence that Joseph Duggar and Carlin Bates spent New Year’s Day together. The most fans can hope to see is a stealthy side hug – as points out, this much physical contact is permitted.
Joseph can be seen standing right behind Carlin in an Instagram photo that was shared by Joe Donaldson, a friend of the Duggars. The photo and video of Joseph Duggar and Tori Bates together aren’t the only pieces of evidence that hint at a possible courtship.
According to Donaldson, the picture was taken at his furniture store on January 1. And It’s been great having the Bates family here to hangout with us for New Years! During a recent interview with the viewers may learn about a new romance during the upcoming season of the UPtv reality series.
“With four married children and five other single children that will be 18 years or older, that leaves a whole lot of opportunity for change – whether by new romances, growing families, or other adventures! Joseph Duggar’s decision to become the first member of his family to enroll in a brick-and-mortar college could also be evidence of his interest in a Bates girl.
According to , Joseph started attending Crown College of the Bible in Tennessee early last year.
Carlin’s older sister Tori also goes to school at Crown, so there’s been a lot of speculation that Joseph is pursuing a relationship with her.