Well, I'm a homeschooler...
do homeschoolers really still act in this?! That's strange I have never heard of it.. and think it's quite ridiculous. LOL!
Dating for us homeschoolers is no different then public schoolers dating, we are asked out and make a choice... the only difference is that most of us homeschoolers don't get asked out AT school! ;)
If there are people who still do this kind of thing I am very surprised, but considering different peoples choices would believe it, however I've heard this happens in American homeschoolers as much as it does to American public schoolers, never have been out of the US I cannot say outside of the US. ;)
I have never heard of anyone ever having to go through a transition, and I've talked to a lot of homeschoolers... lol!