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Christian Dating: Keep the Faith in Love
by EliteSingles Editor
Some christian singles are happy to partner up with singles outside of the church, but for many Christians, finding someone who shares their faith is vital in building a strong foundation for a healthy relationship. Naturally, it makes a lot of sense; christian singles tend to share not only faith but also similar morals, values and lifestyle attributes.
Expand your network: meet Christians online
If you, too, would prefer to meet someone who shares your faith, it’s perfectly normal if you’re finding it difficult to get in touch with new Christian singles. In fact, it’s one of the pitfalls of Christian dating – they are quite hard to find! Unfortunately the odds aren’t in your favour; the census of 2011 found that 61% of Australians identify as Christian, but that only 1 in 7 of these actually attended Church on a monthly basis. When you do the maths, what this really means is that the ‘pool’ of potential partners for christian singles in Australians is just 8% of the population – it’s no wonder it’s so hard to find a match! This is the reason so many of Australia’s Christians are heading online to find like-minded singles. In the words of Jenell Paris, social anthropologist at Messiah College; ‘Christians should look online for dates because that’s where the people are!‘
Find a suitable match
When you join Christian Dating with EliteSingles, it’s not only about being matched with singles of faith, but also with people who suit more general partner requirements. For example, perhaps you don’t drink alcohol and prefer to be with a non-drinker. Maybe you’re allergic to cats and would prefer to date someone without one! Or maybe you’d only like to date someone who lives within a certain distance parameter (EliteSingles members hail from all over Australia, from the beautiful Sunshine Coast to downtown Melbourne and everywhere in between!) Whatever your specific partner requirements may be, EliteSingles boosts your chances by providing you match suggestions tailored to your hopes and wishes – it’s simply the smarter way to date online.
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things – 1 Corinthians 13:7
Five years ago when online dating was less popular, many Christian singles tended to shy away from online dating with the view that partnerships which began online were somehow inferior to partnerships that had begun in the Church. How the times have changed. In a major research report into the efficacy of online dating by scholars of Harvard and Chicago Universities, it was concluded that couples who met online have fewer divorces and higher marriage satisfaction. These resounding claims are enough to convince any single to seek a partner online, but it’s of course especially attractive for Christian dating who often tend to be marriage-focussed when it comes to dating.
At EliteSingles users can ascribe personal importance to their partner’s religious beliefs, increasing the likelihood of connecting with someone with mutual values and a shared belief in the teachings of Christ. Of course, it’s not faith alone that brings two people together –compatibility is crucially important for couples that want to spend a whole lifetime together. This is where the EliteSingles smart profiling system comes in –a matchmaking system based on an extensive set of questions designed to gain insight into your personality; your strengths and weaknesses, your morals and values, and your hobbies and interests.
If you feel you’re ready to share your life with someone special, the most important thing is to dive in! Online dating can seem daunting if you’ve never tried it before, but like many things in life, all it needs is motivation, effort and faith. By being proactive about your search for a partner, you will make far more connections than you normally would; it’s no wonder christian couples across the country find love via online dating. Are you ready to start meeting compatible christians online? Be proactive and shine some light onto your love life – register for Christian Dating with EliteSingles today!