Benefits of Online Dating
What is so unique about Christian online dating?
Christian dating is a niche among other dating services. It is a specialized market that caters to single, unattached Christian Singles looking for a date. Many benefits make Christian online dating interesting and informative. Christian dating sites are designed for people who want to honor God in their relationships. You have access to a whole database of Christian singles all over the world and locally. You have convenient access to the dating world via your computer 24/7, 365 days a year in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere – your own home! There is the ability to be anonymous to the single respondent until you feel secure enough to meet them face-to-face, and you will already feel comfortable knowing their religion is as important to them as it is to you.
I am a single parent. How can online dating help me?
Christian single parents can really take advantage of all the rewarding benefits online dating holds for them. Single parents have much larger responsibilities and commitments to maintain. Their children are a valuable and precious commodity and play a very special part in their parents' lives.. Christian single parents can begin new relationships over the anonymous watch of online dating centers. They can email potential daters and take all the time they need getting to know other singles, before introducing them to their children. Because of the online screening process and real in depth communications, online dating holds an internal quality, crucial for Christian single parents who really need this type of formal process.
When the parents are viewing online profiles and emails from a home computer it is important to do so privately. Do not let your children view or evaluate the profiles or emails of other Christian singles you may be interacting with online. Do not include the children in the photos you post online either. Be cautious when it comes to engaging your children in the online process.
Can I let my hair down and have fun?
When dating, relax, let your hair down, take your shoes off and laugh. "A merry heart doeth good like medicine." When you first approach another single, find out what activities they are fond of. Let them know what you like to do, also. You can really enjoy yourself and have a good time while dating. Do meaningful things with your date and enjoy a sense of amusement. A cheerful heart gains many friends! Compromise on doing things that both people enjoy and don't be overly judgmental of your date's choices. Find activities where both you and your date can have fun. For example, you could visit a local park and take time to converse and get to know each other. Consider seeing a movie, play or concert. Visit an amusement center; like bowling, car racing, arcade, or even a water park. All of these places can be fun, where you and your date can let your hair down. Most people become more relaxed in these types of settings.
Christian leaders are saying...
As a Christian who was single for more than a decade before I met my husband. I know the importance of staying in Christian community, fostering relationships with like-minded people, and encouraging one another to wait for sex for marriage. Call me old fashioned, but I believe I'm not the only one who shares these values. I am grateful to ChristianMingle for creating a safe and online community for other Christians to meet while finding God's match for them.
~Renee Fisher, Author of Loves Me Not & Not Another Dating Book, San Diego, CA