Published on October 5th, 2014 | by Veryflirt0
Two Sets of Footprints: A Guide to Christian Dating Sites
Somewhere out there, God has created the perfect match for you. But finding that match might require a little bit of effort on your part. Fortunately, technology is here to help God help you.
Online dating has been very successful for Christians looking or dating, romance and even love.
Many of the big-name dating sites, such Match.com and OKCupid, have options where you can search for Christians, and identify yourself as a Christian in your profile. However, this is not the ideal situation for Christians looking to meet. These large sites use the word “Christian” as little more than a search parameter.
The Benefits of True Christian Sites
There are sites which are specifically geared towards Christians, such as ChristianCupid.com, eHarmony and
ChristianCafe.com. These sites understand what Christians are looking for, and that Christianity isn’t a one-size-fits-all term when it comes to dating. Plus, Christian dating sites are run with Christian values in mind.
There are many different ways to live a Christian lifestyle. Christian sites provide you with an opportunity to discuss
how much time you attend church, how your practice your religion and just generally elaborate on what Christianity means to you. Since over 77% of the country identifies as Christian, an opportunity to share your personal beliefs
is a great way to narrow down your search.
Tips for Online Dating
Just because you’re a Christian doesn’t mean you’re not also looking for other qualities in a partner, too. ChristianCupid.com, for instance, is an example of a site where you can search for partners based on a number of criteria of your choosing. You can search for men or women within certain miles of your zip code. You can search by age,
number of children or even physical characteristics.
The initial set up is pretty simple. You just fill out a simple, but thorough, survey. The questions range from your
height and weight to some of your personal habits, such as how often you may drink and how much money you make. Of course, you never have to answer any questions you don’t want to.
You’re also given an opportunity to write a bit about yourself and what you’re looking for. While it may seem daunting, as long as you speak from the heart you should do fine. Adding a favorite Bible verse is always a nice way for other Christians to get a sense of who you are.
Additionally, you can post a few pictures of yourself on your profile. Profiles where the person posts clear hotographs
of themselves always get the most responses. Of course, on Christian sites the user photos are always very tasteful, and typically all smiles.
Finding a Match
Once your profile is complete, it’s even easier to find your potential matches on the site. This is because there’s a
quick comparison chart which compares your survey results to the results of the profile you’re looking at. While obviously getting to know someone takes some time, the comparison chart is a great way to immediately notice when you have a
lot in common with someone.
Staying Safe is Easy
How much you choose to share is up to you, but the more you share the better success you’ll have. Of course, even though it’s a Christian dating site you still need to exercise some universal tips about good internet security.
Never post personal information such as your real name or your email address on your profile. Also, never send anybody you meet online any money, or give them any access to your finances. Christians are charitable and good-hearted. Unfortunately, sometimes internet scammers
take advantage of this.
The safety systems at ChristianCupid.com are good example of what you should look for when choosing a Christian dating site. Your private information, such as your full name, email address and other identifying information, is never visible.
All contact between potential daters is done through the site. With the click of a button, you can “Show Interest” in
someone’s profile, which encourages them to send you a message. If you feel more comfortable, you can message them directly. As the relationship develops, you can even video chat. Again, this can all be done through the site, so you
never have to reveal your personal information.
When it comes time to meet in person, always be sure to pick a public place. While most of your fellow online daters
are safe, wonderful people such as yourself, it’s still a good idea to be careful. Don’t worry, though – with common sense and a trusted dating site, you’ll have no problems.
Christian Dating Sites
Two people falling in love is one of God’s greatest blessings. While the internet can sometimes feel like a place where “anything goes,” Christian dating sites such as eHarmony, ChristianCupid and ChristianCafe provide a safe and effective way for people of faith to meet.