I’m a male teen 16 years old, I have been good friends with a girl since earlier childhood, since which I did all the usual things that friends do, going to each-other’s houses to watch TV or going for a walk or something like that. But recently I saw a lot of articles saying that you are not allowed in Catholicism to be alone with your girlfriend because it’s am occasion of sin. Now bear in mind, I’m not dating this girl at all. Not my girlfriend. Potential girlfriend? Probably impossible. She’s not a Catholic so the idea that I could date her is ludicrous.
Either way, reading all these artcles saying you must never be alone with a girlfriend and you can’t have a female roomate made me think. Can we go to each-other’s homes to watch TV? Or go for walks like we have been doing already? We don’t have many other friends in our area because we go to high school in a different town. This means that we don’t tend to hang around together with anyone else, except on more special occasions.
She invited me on a camping trip with her and her family for her birthday in some caravan during the summer holidays. There would be supervision at all times because of the precence of her family. Would the “no opposite gender roomates” rule apply here? Should I decline her offer?
Or just leave it altogether and talk on the phone instead of meeting in person at all unless there is other company?