Should christians use online dating services
Though I’m not advocating for extreme uses of the internet and social media such as the aforementioned, I am saying that times have changed- and it’s okay for Christians to keep up!Just as God used the cultural components of ancient biblical days to guide people to finding love (dowries, arranged marriages, and the like), He uses our cultural context to work out his will in our lives today. You’ve either heard a horror story on TV, or a success story from a friend of a friend.But, in case you don’t quite understand how it works, here’s a little tutorial.It did initially have that reputation, but that stigma is reducing and the app has evolved to become much more of a general dating app, branching out and providing more services.It is now more widely known and accepted as a dating service rather than a ‘hookup’ service.My life verse (Proverbs 3:5-6) has really become my personal mantra on this issue. Don’t get online blindly or in a hurry because your friends encourage you to do it. You’re a girl going online and getting to know total strangers. Without serious wisdom involved you could end up chatting with a total weirdo or creeper. It takes time to create a profile, time to keep up with emails and time to get to know the different potentials. Don’t underestimate His sovereign control over your love life.It says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.”At this point, I’m just trusting that God will guide me (through His Word and the wise people around me) in the direction He wants me to go. Don’t get online out of fear or a lack of trust in God. It can help differentiate the intentional from the non-intentional. By going online you will have many more potential options. Online dating sites are well known for matching guys and girls up according to personality, religion, and preferences, etc. Online dating is often for the purpose of finding your lifelong match. Seek to trust in Him with ALL of your heart and He truly will make your “relationship path” clear.
One couple I recently read about even exchanged their vows via the web.These men lied about their ages, their locations, and their intentions.Then, I have friends who met their husbands online. Still, men prey on seemingly desperate women in order to get what they want. Go with a group if you are more comfortable with that.Tinder is an app that uses your GPS location to find potential romantic matches near your location.After creating your own profile page with a photo, you are shown potential matches and if you’re not interested, you swipe their photo to the left.