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.One couple I recently read about even exchanged their vows via the web.I’ve noticed that people tend to have a minor panic attack when they entertain the idea of a online dating.It’s as though “online” is code for “Dating someone who lives far away and is actually living a double life while I am over here clueless”. Or are you just setting yourself up for heart-break?For instance, I have one gentleman who is interested but seems too focused on what he calls "chemistry." I am confused to say the least. With the hectic and often scattered lives many of us lead, online dating is a way to explore larger circles and discover those we would never otherwise meet.I applaud you for your efforts to delve into this realm.
I’ve talked through, thought through, and prayed through this topic and I don’t believe it’s the path for me. If you’ve ever thought about using online dating, I highly encourage you to think, pray, and weigh the pros and cons before ever getting online. I’ve heard several people (who’ve used online dating) say that online dating requires a lot of time. Just remember that God is bigger, mightier, and more amazing than you could ever imagine.There are also great Christian ministries (that I highly respect) who hold very different views.On one hand there’s Leslie Ludy who is totally against it and on the other hand we have Boundless who is very much in favor of it.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.