In my opinion, it is a sign of desperation and could be very dangerous as well.” … I was almost convinced this was a practice only for the lonely and sexually deviant.
Then, the testimonies poured in: “I will be celebrating my one-year wedding anniversary.
Somehow, you can’t help but feel a little left out. Growing up, you always took for granted you’d be married by now. Some of your less-coordinated friends have managed to do it. So you got a house, a car, a degree, a job, did some traveling, and built yourself into somebody rather enviable. Today, singles all over the world are kissing fate goodbye and looking for love digitally. Online dating has been around as long as the web made it possible for two people to communicate.
But one thing today’s singles are finding out is that there is one thing in life you can’t work for, be good enough for, or accomplish through any persistence of your own. Now, millions log on to sites and apps everyday to search through profiles and photos of total strangers, hoping to find that special someone.
When asked, many of my happy couples said God led them to the Internet and they know it was His guidance that brought them together in this non-traditional sense. Extensive questionnaires, private chats, and in-depth personality profiles are now common features on the leading matchmaking services.
Some of these test results are surprisingly insightful.
With the right one, meeting someone online is no more risky than meeting someone at Starbucks. Of course, if we really think about it, many events in our lives haven’t gone according to plan…and maybe for good reason.
This passive approach to life is especially impressed upon us women. Why not have someone help you find the love of your life? Why have we been leaving the most important decision of our lives up to chance? Another concern is the perceived increased chance of meeting someone crazy, socially inept, or worst yet… The good options have methods to minimize your contact with these types of people.
There are a lot of good reasons to stop envying the bride and groom and go find your own wedded bliss online.
But, the most important thing is to listen to the Lord.
It was truly the most romantic mind-blowing experience that I have ever had…
We were matched and actually spent hours emailing and talking on the phone. I did not believe in soul mates until I met him.” “I wouldn't have dared to dream of a man who knows instinctively when to put his arm around me, take my hand, or take me home when I'm exhausted.