First, the Bible is quite clear on how we should behave: 1 Thessalonians 4:4-6a (GWT) says: “Each of you should know that finding a husband or wife for yourself should be done in a holy and honourable way not in the passionate, lustful way of people who don’t know God. It’s not just Christian dating websites, it’s going on that Christian holiday or mission trip where meets their husband.
So here are 7 points to consider when it comes to online dating as a Christian single. It’s About Who You Date and Then Marry God isn’t concerned with how you go about meeting a prospective spouse.
There are many solely Christian dating sites out there too, and why not?
As a single Christian with a full-time vocation (and/or part-time church work) it is very difficult to find the time to meet someone (a Christian) because it always seems churches are full of married couples. Well that depends on how you use it; as a young single Christian woman I have studied and prayed over what the Bible teaches on looking for a husband. I know I would fall into that trap, treating these men like they are any other object that you can buy or sell online. For me it seems like when we sign up for these things we are saying: ‘Ok God, all my friends are getting engaged and I am not – you’ve had your chance and haven’t delivered the goods so now it’s my turn.’ We become impatient.
Pro: There are great people online (I have found them, know them, and am one of them).
Pro: For someone immersed in a career or ministry, online dating can open up opportunities that normally would not exist. There is no “Well, I plan on dating someone for six years while I finish my Star Wars collection (sorry, guys), master the art of cooking Ramen, and move out of my mom’s basement; then, maybe I will consider marriage.” For the most part, the people on dating sites want to be married—soon. However, for every good, godly guy online, there is a bad one.