To support this claim the author quotes the admittedly prejudicial speech of Max Muller from his India, What Can it Teach Us, which states: "Our natural inclination would be to suppose that the Buddhist stories borrowed from our Christian sources and not vice versa. Some of these stories are found in the Hinayana Buddhist Canon and date, therefore, before the Christian era".
One woman waited for her first date with a man she’d met online, sitting at an outdoor table at the appointed place and time.
Readers of my early ’00s newspaper column emailed me with hundreds of horror stories, and sometimes their experiences would bring tears to my eyes.
I stare at the blank form on the website — the one that invites me to open my heart and pursue my soul mate via a labyrinth stocked with eligible men. I was more than capable of getting into my own romantic scrapes and didn’t need a website to exacerbate my bad decision making.
I breeze through the questionnaire: How “green” am I? But just recently, I heard of an entirely new niche in the online dating market, for “conscious singles.” In this case, being conscious means living life in a thoughtful way, following a spiritual path, valuing nonsuperficial things when seeking a life partner. Perhaps my age (middle) and shape (no longer thin) and strong personality (pitta, remember?
The values are different, and it’s much easier to find people who are on the path.” There are sites for vegetarian singles, Buddhist singles, environmentalist singles, and more.
To Sierra Faith, a dating coach who specializes in spiritual singles, the growth of these sites is a reflection of our changing times.
He claims to be a “spiritual novice”; at the same time, he knows his ayurvedic sign: pitta.
I steel myself and send him an email, hope springing eternally.
“There is less traffic, so fewer options.” Boy, no kidding.