Times have changed for single Christians looking to meet someone special. Today, with the Internet and Christian dating websites, meeting people online is not only IN the mainstream, it IS the mainstream.
There are many reasons for the phenomenal growth of Christian online dating sites and the number of people, men and women of all ages, races and religions who use them as their primary source for meeting people and looking for “the one”.
If you don’t believe me, just ask your friends in the “real” world. If they are honest, most of them will tell you they have or are now using an online dating service. The stigma attached to online dating in the past no longer exists.
Here are three good reasons why thousands of people sign up for Christian dating services everyday:
- You can be anonymous. You won't be required to give your real name, address, email address, phone number or place of employment to another online user. You may do so if you want, but only at your own discretion and only when you feel completely safe. Likewise, you are not required to post a picture of yourself, however, will get more responses to your profile if you do post a picture.
- You have so many more choices with an online Christian dating website than you do in the brick and mortar world. Before the days of online dating, the choice of friends and even of lifetime partners was limited to those we came in contact with through church, college or work. Today, the world is your oyster. You can go through hundreds… even thousands of profiles to find the right person for you.
Make sure you know what you are looking for whether it is friendship or a long-term relationship. There are plenty of fish in the sea, so if you start chatting to someone and then decide they are not what you are looking for, move on to another. Dating is about getting to know people and then seeing if you enjoy spending time with them, so keep this in mind when you are pursuing online dating activities.
- Perhaps the biggest reason of all is the “safety factor.” An online dating service will never reveal your personal information. You get to choose who has that information and when they have it.
Remember, dating is not running a marathon, it is about fun and enjoying someone else's company. Online dating is fast, you can have as much privacy as you want, and it’s cheap.
At the end of the day, it really depends on what you are looking for that matters. In this regard, whilst the bigger personals sites may have more features, like webcam, chat, etc., they are very generalised. By joining a Christian online dating site you are extending your opportunities of meeting someone more closely aligned with your basic Christian values.