Many people in their late 20s try online dating to meet the perfect person they have (surprisingly) failed to meet in real life. But the temptation to pore over online profiles for hours at a time in order to unearth the soul-mate who has eluded you all your life-that temptation is real.I noticed (mainly in retrospect) an interesting phenomenon in my own approach to online dating. I don't know why the temptation to let myself be deceived (or at least misled) in the online context was so strong.The very same people that would encourage you to pursue a job opportunity by surfing the net, or looking into colleges by way of the internet, might forbid you from using the online world as a means to finding love.Statistics show that almost 1/3 of couples getting married in this generation have met their significant other by way of the internet.Two years ago today I met the woman who would become my wife. But I also learned a great deal about myself and God through many disappointments before I met my wife.The vehicle that brought us together was the internet. So consider these four reflections as you discern whether online dating would be appropriate for you. I met her in a restaurant on the north side of Indianapolis. We dated in parks and on running paths, in churches and at our parents' houses, on road trips and in coffee shops (big focus on coffee shops). Sure, we spent a week or two exchanging information online.
If you have an irrational obsession with mini-ponies or if you’ve traveled the world, have fun with it! If you come across a guy who piques your interest, it’s totally okay to reach out first to get the ball rolling.7. Christians understand the importance of telling the truth, and this rule definitely deserves a place here.
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.
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.
This brings us to the biggest con of online anything: The bad guys lie.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children says that 1 in 5 children are sexually solicited online.
There is no denying that our world has changed drastically over the past decade, and we are now immersed in a culture that is rooted in the internet and social media.