Christian dating in the US today is very different from how it used to be. Before it was you met via friends and family. It…
Christian dating in the US today is very different from how it used to be. Before it was you met via friends and family. It could be you met at church events. It was basically in person dating the old fashion way or “the ways it’s been done forever.”
Today, with the proliferation of online dating sites, you also have the option of connecting with people on the Internet. This is becoming more and more common for everyone and Christian singles are no exception.
The mechanics with online dating is different, but the goal is the same. Christian singles want to connect with a potential spouse. They are looking to find people that share their beliefs and spiritual values and has an overall package they like. (Read between the lines her, right?) They want to know the person they consider dating from the very start has a lot in common with them. They also want to know that as soon as possible if there are showstoppers so they can stop a relationship before it gets too far along. Examples are, I hate smokers, I don’t want to date someone that already has children, I can’t get with someone that won’t hop on an airplane and, of course, there are significant religious differences that make us incompatible.
One advantage of using a site like SovereignGraceSingles.com is that it’s focused on serving Reformed Christian singles looking to find that special “someone.” The site was started by Dean Scott over a decade ago who was himself a Christian single who was looking. He is a Reformed Christian and built the site to attract ladies with similar beliefs and he found his lady there. Several of their kids have used the site as well to find their life mates as well.
The benefit of using the site is we’ve gathered people who before signing up fill out their registration form and check that they agree with the tenants of the faith. Of course, you can be dishonest and say you do when you don’t. We don’t run the absolute perfect site, but we rarely run into non-Christians posing as Reformed Christians.
If you do the research, you’ll find the following statistics concerning the Christian singles dating scene in the U.S.:
Given these stats, Christian dating sites help Christian singles connect. It is going to mean sifting through plenty of personal profiles, but the alternative is hoping your Aunt Betty’s friend’s son or daughter is really as cute as their aunt says they are and not an oddball.
Let’s face it. Christians are people like everyone else. We are all different. The way we practice our faith can vary. People often generalize making assumptions ignoring the fact that we all individuals. You aren’t going to change how and what we believe. You aren’t going to change how the other person thinks.
Putting aside church attendance, the different denominations and how we all view Biblical and church principles, individuals differ in their approach to the faith. Think about things like level of involvement with their church or the implications of their religious beliefs on the day-to-day marriage relationship.
Because of our Christian belief in sexual purity, we sometimes see couples rushing the courtship phase. They are anxious to fully realize their relationship. However, not getting to know someone properly before making a marriage commitment can lead to bigger relationship problems down the line.
Sharing a religion is not a shortcut to intimacy. It’s important to take dating at your own pace.
We here this all the time from Christian singles. They are very involved in their church, but they’ve met everyone they could possibly meet in their church and no match. They need a way to cast a bigger net and a site like ours does that.
In order for our site to work, all members have to enter their information. This includes answers a good number of questions so someone looking through your profile can get to know you. Of course, we have questions about their faith walk and religion, but we ask them to share about what they like and don’t like, their hobbies, if they have been previously married, do they have children and more. It’s important to ask them where they live so you can find others in your immediate area so it’s easy to eventually meet in person.
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