It's about digging deep and writing a really thorough character profile so that you can use it to find that person in real life." In her case, that profile began as a 72-point description of her ideal man, a set of attributes she later culled down to 10 essentials and 15 pretty important traits. Along with these benefits, online dating does raise new dangers: a creep—a violent one, even—may be lurking behind the next click; the process over-represents certain features of a person (facial appearance, for starters); and it requires an investment of funds that perhaps could be better spent elsewhere. These archaic behaviors suited the olden days, but some of them seemed novel even to the generation before mine.Hopefully, people don’t just want my opinion on anything, but rather want to know what the Bible says on the issue.On the issue of online dating, or even dating in general, the Bible is void of examples.Insecurities, worries, and doubts begin filling the imagination; paranoia that you’re being played like an episode of . Additionally, there is a trend in the Christian culture that says trying to find love online is somehow not “waiting on God”, but often, this philosophy comes with a double-standard.
We get dolled up and put on our best behavior to hopefully win an engagement proposal.
The discussion flows from one aspect of online dating and relationships to another. Reasons included living in a small town with few prospects; just moved to a new city and didn’t know a lot of people; never having a Christian date despite going to the ‘biggest church in town;’ all the girlfriends signed up together to check it out. Profiles lacking in detail were overlooked by the panelists.
What expectations were there before trying online dating? Sam mentioned that, while being an unromantic way to look at it, finding a match is similar to a job interview and the job search as a whole.
It’s as though “online” is code for “Dating someone who lives far away and is actually living a double life while I am over here clueless”. Or are you just setting yourself up for heart-break?
Fears of cheating, dishonesty, and vulnerability begin to creep into the picture. With the rise of social media and technology-driven interactions, I get a lot of questions concerning the topic of online dating relationships.