Christian dating on the internet
When asked, many of my happy couples said God led them to the Internet and they know it was His guidance that brought them together in this non-traditional sense. Extensive questionnaires, private chats, and in-depth personality profiles are now common features on the leading matchmaking services.
Some of these test results are surprisingly insightful.
I took a random, informal survey of several graduate school students, encouraging them to share their thoughts on dating online.
First came the cynics: “Personally, I would not use it.
I'd always dreamed of a man who loved Jesus, wasn't afraid to show it, and would worship with me at church and home. We are so grateful, and we remember to thank God for bringing us together…
God saved each of us for the other.” “We talked for about six months online before we ever moved to talking on the phone.
Ten years ago, had anyone told you, “We met online”, you may have tried to stifle one or possibly all of the following: It was the equivalent of saying, “I’m desperate and the ticking of my biological clock keeps me up at night.” However today, with the bombardment of TV ads and word-of-mouth praise, digital daters are coming out of the closet. I didn’t believe it until I began researching for this article.
Plus, you can tell all kinds of tall tales unchallenged [and] unchecked...heck, sometimes it’s hard enough to tell when people are fibbing to your face!
” “I am single, but I would never consider an online dating service.
In fact, the research also pointed out that the amount of Americans attending church regularly has dropped somewhat in the last years. More and more Christian singles are joining dating websites to find a spiritually supportive partnership. This difficulty is enhanced by the fact that not all church-going Americans are suitable date material: in truth, many of those who do attend church are already in relationships, married or in significantly different age brackets.
- Rebecca Vandemark, Christian blogger Rebecca Vandemark (33) is one Christian single who knows first hand the difficulties involved with faith-based dating.