Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Katie and Trace

With all six of her older sisters either married or courting, Katie Bates is the oldest Bates daughter who is still single. At age 17, she is in her last semester of high school and is taking dual enrollment classes at Crown College. Trace, age 21, has also been taking courses at Crown.

 Katie Bates and Trace Bates

Photo courtesy of Trace Bates/thebatesfamily.com

33 comments:

  1. Katie sure looks like Alyssa!!! She has grown in to a real beauty. I remember she had a big gap between her two front teeth as a child, but she sure has a beautiful smile now.

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  2. She is only 17, why do you have to point out that she is still single?! Let her enjoy college first!

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  3. Katie looks like Erin. Katie is beautiful as is Erin, and all the girls. What is Katie studying? Trace sure is handsome. He has a great smile. All the guys are good looking. What is Trace studying?

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  4. Still single, shes only 17. Enjoy your youth and in God's timing the right mate will come along. If that is in your heart. Not all women half to get married and have babies. Im glad the Bates value education and family.

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    1. It is quite annyoing because there semms to be a double standard fro the boys. Lawson, Nathan and Trace are single also and no one feels the need to raise awarness to this. They explore their interests without showing any interest in marriage and family- which is fine, but the same should apply for Katie and her sisters.

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    2. Well, if you think that it's odd to refer to a 17 year old minor girl as "still single" as if that's somehow abnormal. then I'd agree with that. Especially as the Bates don't practice casual dating by teenagers and don't allow courting until age 18.

      But plenty of posters here have discussed the single state of Lawson, Nathan, and Trace and asked if they're interested in anyone. And AFAIK it's only Lawson has stated he's focusing on his career.

      I haven't heard anything from Trace, but Kelly Jo was speculating he might be the next one to court and that kind of comment is often meant as a hint. (Example: Josiah being pegged as next to court on a Duggar show last fall, and indeed announcing a courtship in January this year.)

      As for Nathan, he actually was in a courtship a few years ago, and while that ended, that obviously means he is interested in marriage and family. He just hasn't found the right woman to marry.

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    3. Well, it seems like the girls have explored their interests - music, nannying, going to college, etc., but they just happen to have found "the one" faster than is happening with the guys.

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    Congrats to Trace & Katie

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  6. Beautiful! Katie really looks like Erin!

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    1. She sure does, I agree! She is Erin ' s twin!

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  7. At first glance I was thinking trace had a girlfriend...then I realised it was his sister Katie! LOL!

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  8. Katie is so beautiful!

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  9. I see some Erin in her, gorgeous girls those Bates!!

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  10. Katie finish collage first work for awhile then find a guy you want to married and save money.

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    1. The correct spelling is "college." A "collage" is a type of art project.

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    2. I knowe I spelled it wrong my you don't have to be mean. I was going to fixed it.

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    3. Sorry it was suppose to have said college not collage. My letters stick on my keyboard and it types a instead of e. Sorry about that.

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    4. Anon 9 43am, why be the spelling police? I assume most anyone reading the blog clearly knows what the anon 10 36 poster meant.

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  11. I always thought Katie & Josie could be twins, beautiful young ladies.

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  12. the older she gets, the more katie looks like erin! they are all so beautiful, inside & out

    i dont think ellie meant anything negative about katie being single or that she needed to be in a relationship. i may be wrong but i took it as "that girls room is sure getting sparse" & a 6 year gap between sisters means we'll probably be hearing more about the 'middle' kids & boys now

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  13. Still single? I should hope so!

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  14. Michael didn't marry until her mid-20s, and her best friend Jana Duggar is still single, so it's by no means considered the norm for a woman to court at 18 and marry at 19, even in the IBLP social circles.

    However, it does seem the average courting age of the Bates girls is getting younger and younger, though AFAIK they still aren't allowed to court until age 18. I really hope Katie doesn't feel any pressure to get a boyfriend next year just for the sake of the show.

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  15. I almost didn't recognize Katie. She's becoming a lovely young woman..

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  16. @Lily and Ellie, what are Trace and Katie studying in college?

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  17. Katie is SO pretty!💛

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  18. Kate diffeny looks like Erin. It's Erin's mini me.

    Carlin looks like Tori.

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  19. Katie has lost her fuller face, awe. She and Jed or Jere Duggar would be cute... And Trace is looking well.

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  20. All the Bates children are beautiful, not only on the outside but inside also, where it really counts. They are such a warm, lovely family, with such strong values, modern but with class. Great job Gil and Kelly, on raising them, you are such an inspiration.

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  21. Although I live on the "Left" coast (Calif), my daughters (13 and 18yrs) and I love following both the Bates and the Duggar families. Best shows on tv! Lol.

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  22. I’ve always thought Katie looked like Josie . Everyone of the girls are extraordinarily pretty!

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  23. Lily and Ellie, what are Trace and Katie studying?

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