All good little Christian boys and girls are taught that God will bring you your future mate. Why not have someone help you find the love of your life? Why have we been leaving the most important decision of our lives up to chance? Another concern is the perceived increased chance of meeting someone crazy, socially inept or worst yet… The good online services have methods to minimize your contact with these types of people.
This passive approach to life is especially impressed upon us women. When asked, many of my happy couples said that God led them to the Internet, and they know that it was His guidance that brought them together in this non-traditional sense. Extensive questionnaires, private chats with usernames, and in-depth personality profiles are now common features on the leading matchmaking services.
Plus, you can tell all kinds of tall tales unchallenged [and] unchecked...heck, sometimes it’s hard enough to tell when people are fibbing to your face!
” “I am single, but I would never consider an online dating service.
Of course as long as there has been online dating, there has been a stigma attached to it.
Ten years ago, had anyone told you, “We met online”, you may have tried to stifle one or possibly all of the following: It was the equivalent of saying, “I’m desperate, and the ticking of my biological clock keeps me up at night.” However today, with the bombardment of television ads and word-of-mouth praise, online daters are coming out of the closet. I didn’t believe it until I began researching for this article.
It will be two years since we met the first time, and we just married.” Who knew this was the new hip way to get hitched? Apparently, there is something special to be found online for the single heart that chooses to look there.
As popular as this is becoming, e-love still begs a few questions: Where Does God Factor? In response to this, a friend of mine told me, “Look, you hire an agent when you buy a house; you have an advisor to help you choose courses in college. The anonymous nature of conversing online is like a mating call to the weirdos of the world.
It’s our annual tradition (17 years running) to head to the woods for Thanksgiving weekend and forage for something edible and tasty…preferably porcini but other edibles will do!
We didn’t find a ton this year but enough for a nice, large, dinner when we got home.
I took a random, informal survey of several graduate school students, encouraging them to share their thoughts on dating online.
First came the cynics: “Personally, I would not use it.
It was truly the most romantic mind-blowing experience that I have ever had…