Online Dating for Christian Singles – In or Out?
Being “unequally yoked”, as the Bible says, may be the very main reason why Christian dating sites started emerging. These sites are mediums of where Christian singles with a common faith can meet. Anyway, since every person is already into online dating, why would Christians be any different?
Almost everyone would probably agree to a statement that online dating is becoming more and more acceptable in society. This may be alright with many, but that doesn’t mean that it is right. The question is, how acceptable is this to the church. Let’s take a look at this subject matter closer and let’s base it on two things: 1. What Christian singles may think about it and 2. What the Bible says about love and dating.
For many Christians, love comes when the time is right. It’s the way that they were brought up and it’s what was taught to them in church. In reality, there are some Bible verses which pertain to this. These lines may be paraphrased a little but the thought is exactly the same. There is one line that embodies the essence of this idea perfectly. It can be found in the Song of Songs 8:4: “Daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you: Do not arouse or awaken love up until it so desires.” Isn’t online dating taking matters into your hand. Isn’t it trying to “awaken” love?
According to this Bible verse, love comes when it is the right time and when you are ready for it. You won’t actually know when the correct time comes, but for sure, God guarantees that the time is coming.
The Point of View of Christian Singles
The Bible is black and white concerning almost everything, but there are some gray areas. This is even more so when it comes to the subject of love and dating. Other gray areas include drinking alcohol, partying and a whole lot more. After all, Corinthians 10:23 states that: “I have the right to do what I wish, but not everything is good. I have the right to do anything”, but not everything is constructive.”
Many Christians think that God knows our intentions. And so, signing up to a Christian singles’ dating site and setting up your online dating profile may very well be harmless relying on “what” your intentions are. If you just intend to look for people of the same faith as yours, then that would be alright, wouldn’t it?
We all have our own thoughts on online dating, whether it is online dating for Christians or not. What’s your stand? Are you open to it? We ‘d love to hear your ideas and thoughts on the subject.