Just like anything else in life, if you choose only one venue of travel you miss out on many occasions to see beauty and wonder.
Using online dating doesn’t mean that you’re throwing your values away and buying into the secular idea of love and relationships. Dating sites are merely a tool and we decide how to use it.
If you’re ready to use online dating to find someone who shares and practices the same faith as you, someone you can share life and honor God with, here are the best places to start:
Zoosk was already a popular dating site for singles looking for serious relationships, when it expanded its offerings and created a unique platform, built with Christian singles in mind.
As you browse profiles, the site gets to know your preferences and then sends over “smart pick” matches that are more aligned with what you’re looking for.
The idea is that since the system learns what type of people—and profiles—you prefer, you won't waste your time with people that aren’t your type, or who don’t have the same values or plans for the future.
Finding someone with similar beliefs is a problem many Christian daters have to deal with. Match has advanced search filters which allow you to filter members according to denomination and other religious factors such as the extent to which someone practices and their favorite Bible verse.
The filtering process has two major benefits; firstly, you’ll be able to see all the people who have similar beliefs to you.
More importantly, it helps you avoid wasting time with someone who isn’t aligned with your future plans.
EliteSingles is all about personality over looks, and shared values over swiping. This site caters specifically to educated professionals seeking a serious relationship, and its members fit the bill - 80% have a university degree and 90% are 30+.
When you sign up with EliteSingles, the site gives you a fairly lengthy personality test to get an idea of who you are and what you’re interested in, and to help craft a personalized online dating experience.
Members then receive around 6 matches ever day - so if you’re super picky this is not the place for you. But if you’re looking for a more thoughtful approach to the whole online dating scene, this kind of matching goes a long way in forming stronger connections.
Marriage isn’t about finding the person who “completes” you. Marriage is about finding the person who will help you create a warm and loving Christian home.
Remember that God has a plan for all of us.
But just because He’s the one steering the ship, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t pick up an oar and start rowing.