They won't get together. The Bates 'date' for at least a year before marriage and court for another year. She did some modeling for Bates Sisters Boutique, which only fueled the rumors because they’ve also had Trace’s then-girlfriend model for them. Of all the Duggars idiotic rules, the side hug is one of the most fucked up. They call it courting and it is pretty old fashioned, but the Bates family thinks it really works for their children. Well they certainly didn’t leave enough room for the Holy Spirit... That would be interesting. They probably didn’t think much of it until they went on Reddit and saw this post, Maybe they are friends with benefits? Lol at J.D not putting his arm around Lawson. Nathan is hardly ever on the Bates show, and Jana always seems uncomfortable on her family's show. My mother's side of the family is fundie lite (now, and for American standards), was bat shit crazy fundie, especially for danish standards, and my grandmother was 27, grandfather 22 when they got married. Or, more likely, are exceptions made when neither partner has better prospects? Laura would be pushing 40 by the time they got married and she wouldn't be able to pop out 25 kids. JD probably thinks that would turn him gay. They're even allowed to greet people who they're not married to with a normal front hug. I don’t think so. Nathan had a failed courtship at least a couple years ago and Laura is basically ancient by their standards. That's at least second base in fundie land. Is The Romance Blooming? Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Katie Bates is the eleventh child and she announced her courtship in April of this year. This subreddit is NOT for fans of the Duggars, and is all in good fun. Someone did an AMA who knows the Bateses a few weeks ago and said one of the Bates boys touched a girl inappropriately. As an adult, Nathan is said to enjoy water sports, but it is unknown if this hobby began during … Come join the discussion! He is the brother of Zachary Bates, Michaela Keilen, Erin Paine, Lawson Bates, Alyssa Webster, Tori Smith, Trace Bates, Carlin Stewart, Josie Balka, Katie Bates, Jackson Bates, Warden Bates, Isaiah Bates, Addallee Bates, Ellie Bates, Callie-Anna Bates, Judson Bates and Jeb Bates. If it was a Duggar boy I'd agree that they were dating, but this is normal for Bates standards and it means absolutely nothing. Lol, New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the DuggarsSnark community. Kelly responded 'he's just like his daddy." I've thought in the past that they would make a good match though. News; Spoilers; Reality TV; Exclusives; Contact Us ‘Bringing Up Bates’: Has Another Bates Man Found ‘The One’? Kenneth Nathaniel "Nathan" Bates was born on August 29, 1993, to Gil Bates and Kelly Jo Callaham. Most of the Bates kids know their spouse 2-3 years before marrying them. Kenneth Nathaniel "Nathan" Bates (born August 29, 1993) is the fifth child and third son of Gil Bates and Kelly Bates. Sigh. Welcome to r/DuggarsSnark, a board where you can snark on, make fun of, and criticize the Duggar Family, the far right, ultra-conservative, fundamentalist Christian family behind TLC's Counting On and 19 Kids and Counting. 548 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from ‘nathanbates’ hashtag The Bateses aren't as famous as the the Duggars so it could be kept under wraps better if anything happened. Laura would be pushing 40 by the time they got married and she wouldn't be able to pop out 25 kids. I thought Laura was pretty much the same age as Jana. Tv Shows Ace. Now, her brother, Nathan Bates, maybe courting as well. I just looked it up and Nathan is 26 and Laura is 34. Are age gaps that wide acceptable in Fundie Land when the woman is older? The Bateses as a general rule are a lot more open to physical touch in both platonic and romantic relationships that the Duggars. Most of the Bates kids know their spouse 2-3 years before marrying them. Wow Laura is 34. Bringing Up Bates spoilers suggest that another Bates man might be off the market. He was the couple's fifth child, and they went on to have fourteen more children after him. Laura would be pushing 40 by the time they got married and she wouldn't be able to pop out 25 kids. Let's take a closer look at their courtship, as well as Nathan's current relationship status, to get to the bottom of what happened between the couple. The Lawson isn't putting his arm around anyone either. I've thought in the past that they would make a good match though. I assume one of the boys got a boner during a normal hug and that’s what initiated this. September 9, … The Bates always put their arms around people in photos platonically, even people of the opposite sex. Fans know that Jason, Trace and Lawson might be available. Home; News; Spoilers; Reality TV; Exclusives; Contact Us; Skip to content. Press J to jump to the feed. They reached a number of 10 children nevertheless. Continue this thread level 2 Like others have said the Bateses are more relaxed about physical affection and Laura is a fake fundie, so I think this is just a shockingly normal “friends hanging out” moment. Like that would happen in fundie world. So yeah they touch all right. To be fair, I'd feel uncomfortable putting an arm around anyone unless they're okay with it. Along with his siblings, Nathan was homeschooled growing up.He was also raised as an active participant of Bill Gothard's Institute in Basic Life Principles. Your Latest TV Show News.