Indeed, Rebecca, who says that “my partner’s faith is the most important aspect when considering who I date,” thinks that part of the challenge of Christian dating is that the “church is not equipped to handle singles over the age of twenty-five.” Indeed, a surprisingly large percentage of Christian singles are turning to the internet to find a long-term, spiritually-connected partner.
In the words of Jenell Paris, social anthropologist at Messiah College; “Christians should look online for dates…because that’s where the people are! Rebecca says ‘'my faith is at the central part of who I am [so] I need to be able to share that with my partner.” And she’s not alone in that wish.
” That's because online dating is an excellent way for Christian singles to take the reins when it comes to romance. The journey towards a truly meaningful connection starts here. Indeed, many Christian singles have a similar goal and, for them, the above words from Corinthians are particularly poignant.
Not only does the creation of a personalized profile allow a chance to be upfront about the importance of God in one’s life, dating sites create a space where religious singles can actively seek someone who has similar priorities. That’s because the road to love – real, lasting love – can be long way to walk.
Outside of church and work, it's often difficult to find places to meet other single Christians — online Christian dating solves this problem.