Internet dating for christians
Since we started this series on answering dating questions, one of the things I’ve been asked about the most is my opinion of online dating or dating apps.Hopefully, people don’t just want my opinion on anything, but rather want to know what the Bible says on the issue.On the issue of online dating, or even dating in general, the Bible is void of examples.That’s because, like the internet, dating as we know it is a relatively new invention that didn’t exist throughout most of human history.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.
The World Wide Web has become not only a place where we can connect with people, information and ideas quickly, but also a place where “wolves” can hide behind the cloak of a username and fabricated profile in sheep’s clothing. I have seen my elderly and widowed mother be an enticement to male suitors who want a capable and desirable caretaker along with intimate female companionship.The advances would be even more intensified had she posted her profile on an online dating site.The bottom line is to not allow yourself be pushed into something you discern as wrong or that makes you feel uncomfortable.EDITOR' S NOTE: He Said-She Said is a biweekly advice column for singles featuring a question from a reader with responses from a male and female point of view.If you've got a question about anything related to singleness or living the single life, please submit it to [email protected] (selected questions will be posted anonymously). I was married 35 years and he died 8 years ago, and I have had a few men locally interested but they weren't right for me.