According to Match.com, 1 in 5 relationships begin online. It could be your worst nightmare or a dream come true.
Choosing to date online means navigating a world full of predators, knuckleheads, and potential marriage partners.
Think of it as “Stop, wait for the walk sign, look both ways, make eye contact with drivers, listen’ for the cyber street. It is much easier to make unwise decisions when you are making them rashly. If you do not have peace or, if at any point this becomes an obsession, stop. One of the men was matched repeatedly with his friends in the singles group.
He would e-mail them, “Well, that was awkward.” Then, he would block the profile. If you are seriously considering marriage, it makes no point to lie.
" "I have always asked God that when I met the man I would marry, I would know it immediately and there would be no games, no confusion, no nonsense.
I prayed that and had complete faith that in God's timing this would happen.
Being cautious can go a long way in preventing injury. A friend of mine shared a story from one of her previous churches. Use a screen name that you do not use elsewhere (IM, Facebook, bank account, etc).
" Christian is more than just a Christian Dating site.
Now is the time to look into your life and his life and to ask yourself if there are any moral reasons you should not date. And let me tell you, experiencing God’s freedom and grace in dating is a beautiful gift from God. Joy is a recent college grad who experienced Jesus’s love in her freshman year of college and surrendered her life to him.
Spend time with him in groups and see how he interacts with other women. She often blogs about Christian dating, contentment in singleness, and freedom from sexual abuse.
The problem is, you cannot tell the difference at first.
If we caution our teenagers, children, and young women to stay away from strangers they meet on line, does it then make sense to turn around and encourage them to do just that—meet strangers online? I have read the news stories of girls going missing after meeting up with men they met online.
Last year, I lived in anxiety wondering how in the world do I know if this is the man God wants me to date? I had met a man who loved Jesus, but did that mean we should date?