Pros and cons of online dating for christians
After the painstaking process of answering 120 questions, I finally began to get matched.I had selected men in the age range 28–41, and was paired with quite a few.
It began to appear that choosing the ‘spirituality is important’ option was a limitation. And why wouldn’t e Harmony let me search through the men registered for myself? I could manage the vertically challenged thing, but there was no spark. ’ shares my friend from the UK, via Whats App.‘I’ve been matched with a 24-year-old woman who is looking for a man or a woman. He was actually three inches shorter than he said on his profile – so he’s not 5’9 but a whopping 5’6.I procrastinated starting out on my assignment for a week as I battled with the ego and the fear of looking desperate.I’d had serious relationships in the past, and the main feedback my pastors had given me was not that I wasn’t ready for marriage, nor wouldn’t make a great wife, but that I simply didn’t know what I wanted.I had stipulated on my profile that I’m looking only for men over the age of 28.
I’m not sure what I’m more perturbed by – that OKCupid set me up with a woman, or the fact that she was into video gaming.
Aware that e Harmony – the dating site known as most successful for marriages – has a 90-minute questionnaire, I started here.
At $59.99 for a one-month trial, I seriously hoped this was worth it.
I would sign up to both secular and exclusively Christian websites, both paid and free, adding in the latest craze of ‘hook-up’ dating apps.
On every dating site or app I tried, I would clearly state that I was a Christian, and that spirituality was ‘very important’ to me.
So, at 35, and still yet to find the right man to marry, would the online dating world be full of desperate souls seeking marriage so their lives could begin?