Some single Christians have no problems attracting a man or woman to date. Especially when using an online dating service like eHarmony. However, attracting the right man or woman to date is often a separate issue. By the right man or woman to date, we mean that special person with whom you may wish to spend the rest of your life. Your soul mate. Since you only marry a man or woman you date, it’s important to get it right. Right?
There are several practical steps we can take in order to attract the right kind of man or woman to date.
5 Keys to Attracting the Right Man or Woman to Date
Seek the Lord in Prayer
Yeah, I know we heard this all before, but really, God will hear your prayers, and provide for all of your needs (Phil. 4:19). I know some single Christians are frustrated because they have been praying for a mate, and nothing tangible has been happening. But please don’t give up hope for that special man or woman to date.
The Scriptures state that at just the right time God sent forth His son to save us. (Gal. 4:4). So, if God the Father gave us Jesus, will he not graciously give us all things? (Romans 8:32). The answer to that question is a resounding YES! In the meantime, wait on God, and learn to have contentment as a single person.
Love (Accept) Yourself
Jesus told us to love others as we love ourselves. The bottom line is we can’t love others the way God wants (including your our date or mate) until we love ourselves.
Loving yourself has little to do with self-esteem, but all to do with “God-esteem.” What do I mean by that? It means looking at yourself the way God sees you. He says you were wonderfully and fearfully made (Psalms 139), and He thought well enough of you to die for your sins while you were still a sinner (Romans 5:8).
So here’s my question for you? Can you love and accept yourself as God loves and accepts you, warts and all? If you do, this is a very atttractive quality to the opposite sex. If you can’t accept yourself, potential dates will most likely be turned off as well.
Be the Real You
This means letting others see the real you, not the man or woman you think they want you to be. The reason you should just be yourself is that you want your date to want you just for being you. That way there’s no pressure to keep putting on an act. By the way, keep this in mind if you are writing an online dating profile. Remember, changing yourself to meet your date’s or mate’s criteria is not only stressful and dishonest, but it’s also a surefire way to doom a relationship.
Set Level Expectations
It’s good to make a list (with the help of family and friends who know you best) of the qualities you are looking for in a man or woman date, but just be realistic. I know many Christian singles who have remained single and lonely because they could never find anyone “good enough” for them. Do you get the picture?
Don’t Be Afraid of Rejection and Failure
The God you and I serve calls us to take faith-filled risks. Don’t allow fears to rule over your life. Trust Him to guide you in this area of your life, because you will never meet the right man or woman to date unless you take a chance by becoming vulnerable. Remember that most people, whether they are on a blind date or in a courtship relationship, have faced rejection at one time or another. The key is to trust God with your fears.
Are you a Christian single with thoughts to share on attracting to the right man or woman to date?
hi this is khaled from california i would like to have emails of christian ladies from wisconsen ,ohioand virgina for marriage thanks god bless you
all alot of woman in church want is to play word games like they know the word but not know love or TALKING, WITH OUT BEING INTIMIDATED
Hey. I am trying to date a christain man and I am very attracted to him emotionally and physically. I enjoy being around him and holding hands, hugging and kissing but now I want to take it to another level and I think I’m scaring him away. I don’t normally feel this way about most men, but I sense and feel a great connection with him and I really believe I’m in love. How can I hold on to this guy and remain celibate at the same time without losing my mind?
I was single by choice for 10 years. I met someone and we dated. Everything went wellthen we were going to getmarried 10 1/2 months after we met. Iunderstand that this is way to soon. My anxiety level was too high dealing with everything. Now we barely speak. My question is “is this normalto be so close then not close and confused about the guy”?
anyway its not easy for some one to stay happly without some one near him or in his mind for love. i mean single life is not easy, some times you get stressed up, some ladies end up forcing themselves on your way, you can fail to have a clear picture of your tommorow, but all this can only be settled by our father in HEAVEN. THE GOOD MATE COMES FROM GOD.may the Lord give peace, hope and patience to all christian single and dirrect them to their long waited mates. be blessed