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Marriage without dating

Online, it offers consultations to concerned individuals or facilitates discussion on Whats App groups, broadcasts relationship advice on Tuesdays and Fridays by "love writers," and mounts social media campaigns like #Tolak Valentine Day (Reject Valentine's Day).

Some child welfare advocates worry that the movement to skip dating in favor of marriage will aggravate this issue.

And last year, conservative politicians proposed banning all extramarital sex.

The nation's highest court has not yet moved forward with discussion on the measure.

Members gain access to official Whats App channels if they pay a fee of 170,000 rupiah (about $13)."Dating only wastes time, energy and money for a moment's pleasure," said Munafar.

"It's not for serious relationships or building a house." Munafar claims the movement gains over 1,000 followers on social media every day.

According to his website, he has written 60 books and runs a "quick-write" course that promises to generate a book manuscript with eight hours of training.

Indonesia Tanpa Pacaran conducts both online and offline activities, he told VOA.

(AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)While the anti-dating movement has grown here, there have been several high-profile, unusual marriages in local news: one between two middle school students and another between a 16-year-old boy and 71-year-old woman, both in Sumatra.