There are many pros and cons of online Christian dating. Finding a date online can be daunting, but don’t worry about it! You are totally in control, and there are millions of eligible Christian singles that are looking for a date online as well.
Finding a date online does however require a few things. First of all, know exactly what you are looking for in a person that you would date. This is the most important thing to do because it will make your search much easier as you browse the eligible singles’ profiles.
If you skip this, you will end up wandering aimlessly through a whole bunch of singles, and get discouraged and lonely because you don’t know where to look. The best way to go about knowing exactly what you are looking for is to get out a paper and pencil and make a list of what you are looking for. For example: write down your preferred age, height/weight, nationality, profession, location, etc…
The second thing that you need to do in order to find a date online is to choose a dating website that you like. With hundreds of sites to choose from, there is bound to be one just for you. If you don’t like the site and you never log on to it, then you will be wasting your own time and money and you won’t find someone to date at all. Make sure that you feel comfortable with the site that you chose.
Finding a Date Online Alternatives
- Are you a Christian single complaining about how hard it is to find a date in your local area? Oftentimes, the churches they attend either have no Christian singles group, or the available single people in their respective churches are not what we would call “keepers” (I thought I just heard a few amens out there!).In fact, we recently found out through our own survey that this dearth of good single catches locally is one of the reasons why Christians would consider dating unbelievers. Yes, finding a Christian date in your area is not as easy as it seems. However, there is plenty of hope and opportunity. Our dating advice is to take a three-pronged approach toward this goal.
PRACTICAL STEPS TOWARD FINDING A DATE IN YOUR LOCAL AREA
Pray While Taking Proactive Steps Toward Your Goal
What do we mean by that? Matthew 7:7,8 tells us to ask and we shall receive; seek and we will find; knock and the door will open. Now I know some of you are frustrated with prayer because you haven’t seen God move yet. No one ever promised waiting on God was going to be easy.
Yes, Jesus wants us to pray expectantly, but the above verses suggest He also wants us to take faith filled steps toward the object of our prayers. Often that means stepping out of our comfort zones by trying something new. If asking alone is not working, then you need to seek. If asking and seeking is still not working, then you may need to knock. Pray about what that may mean for you as you think about finding a date in your local area.
Join A Christian Singles Group
Besides fellowshipping with other singles, there are many benefits to joining a local Christian singles group. Don’t sweat it if your church doesn’t have such a group. Simply do a Google search for a Christian singles church group in your immediate area, and chances are you will come up with something nearby.
As a sidebar, one of the main reasons we started Christian Dating Service PLUS! was to fill a need by listing all known single Christian groups worldwide. And we are steadily doing that. We understand single Christians (whether they be college-age singles, divorced, single-parent moms or dads, or never married single adults) have a yearning not only to develop godly romantic relationships but also to connect locally with other singles who share their beliefs.
Okay, I’m done plugging our site, so do check out a singles group if you are not already connected to one. You won’t be sorry, and you never know who God is preparing you to meet.
Try Online Christian Dating Services
In a previous dating article, we discussed the benefits of seeking a soulmate online. All of the dating services we review on this site, like Christian Cafe or Christian Mingle
offer free trial memberships with no obligation. They also allow you to search their large databases to find available dates in your local area.
Our suggestion is to read up on what makes a good online Christian dating site, then signup for free at a couple of those to try them out. If you are unsure how to find a date using online personals, our dating tips category offers practical help.
If you are a single Christian with further tips on how to find a date in your local geographical area, please help others by sharing your thoughts.
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