Online dating christian view
Online dating sites are well known for matching guys and girls up according to personality, religion, and preferences, etc. (That’s how they make the matches.) I’ve read in several places that many online dating sites aren’t totally secure, making it somewhat easy for hackers to get into your account and access your info. It can be difficult to know the true beliefs, convictions, and character of the guys you meet. God is working in your life and giving you opportunities to grow and become more like Jesus. Think through the possible work God might have for you to do in this season of singleness before getting online.
Many believe that this helps narrow down the options and gives a better chance of relationship success. Online dating is often for the purpose of finding your lifelong match. You’re a girl going online and getting to know total strangers. It’s not possible to know with certainty that the person on the other side of the screen is safe. I’ve heard several people who’ve used online dating say that it requires a lot of time to create a profile, keep up with emails, and get to know the different potentials. Your life is about reflecting Christ and pointing others to Him, not to find a date or a mate.
Don’t do it blindly or in a hurry because your friends encourage you to do it. If you’re motivated to start clicking because you’re wrestling with fear you will never get married, I’d encourage you to wait. It can help differentiate the intentional from the non-intentional.
Invest time reading God’s Word and ask Him to help you trust Him more in this area of your life. I’ve heard it said that online dating really helps narrow down the singles who are serious about marriage from the ones who aren’t. By going online, you will have many more potential options.
I have several really close friends that I greatly admire who stand on opposite sides of the spectrum on this issue.
Some godly friends of mine love online dating to pieces, and some godly friends are strongly opposed to it.
Every day Christians meet on the boards and discuss topics from Christian dating experiences, church life, to current events.
Christian Connection lets you meet other Single Christians who are also looking for a relationship.
I’ve decided to boil all of that information down into this one teeny-tiny blog post.