The dating scene has changed so much over the years. More people are now relying on online dating websites. Questions single people often ask themselves are: Is there really someone out there for everyone? Should I join a dating site within my comfort zone? Or should I just take the plunge into a bigger dating pool such as We Love Dates? The answers to these questions solely rely on you. Yes, there is someone out there for everyone and you should join the type of site you are most comfortable with. Christian singles are no exception to this rule.
If you are a Christian who happened to stumble upon this post, you may be seeking out advice. I have six online dating tips that may help you end up finding the life partner you seek. Or if you want to keep things real, you just may find out online dating isn’t for you and you want to find a partner the traditional way. Whatever works for you.
Dating Sites for Christians
First and foremost, you have to do a search for reputable Christian dating sites. While some may claim to be for Christians, do your research first before committing yourself to any.
Consider “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” from the very start. This includes creating your profile, the picture you use, the answers you give, all of it. If you want honesty, you have to be honest yourself. Use a current picture of yourself, don’t be scared to share that you were previously married or you have kids. Being truthful from the get-go will attract the type of person you want to be with.
Be Yourself (But Not You)
Most people tend to hold back certain things about themselves. Don’t! sell yourself short. What you may consider to be weird a potential partner may think is a quirk. So you love to travel? Instead of writing “I love to travel”, consider going more in-depth with places you’ve been and why you enjoyed them so much. You could even include the next destinations you’d like to travel to. Remember this: how you communicate those things makes all the difference. Be specific and detailed.
At the same time, keep in mind that you don’t want to give too much information about yourself away. Keep all personal information about yourself out of your profile. Use a screen name that you do not use elsewhere. Guard your personal contact information carefully.
Be Positive (But Do Not Run In Traffic)
Be positive not only in your profile but in general. Talk about things that make you smile or laugh. Avoid complaining or unnecessary negative comments. If you are blessed with the gift of humor, show it!
Don’t expect to see results as soon as you hit save or submit. If you do, those people are desperate and should raise a red flag immediately. Allow yourself to look around and don’t just wait for someone to come to you. You could find some interesting potential partners, so don’t be afraid to say hello.
You are meeting a stranger. Don’t go in all gung-ho. Drive separately and meet in a public place. Tell people where you are going and what your plans are. Give them whatever information you can just in case. While the hope is the person you are meeting is just as honest as you are, there is still that risk that they may not be.
The internet can be a dangerous place. If you take these tips into consideration when online dating, you should be good to go. Just always keep in mind that there is that small risk you don’t find a potential partner. Not all is lost. With prayer, intent, direction, and caution, a person can avoid the dangers and reap the benefits of great friendships and, perhaps, one day, marriage.