If you are new to the world of Christian dating, we have a few pointers to help you get the most out of your online dating experience. Once you have the answers to these questions, you’ll be in a strong position to know exactly what you want in a partner to make you feel comfortable and happy.
Do you know your core Christian values and beliefs?
Before you decide what you’re looking for in a partner, it’s essential to think about your own Christian values. This will help the process of finding a date compatible with your interests a lot easier and quicker. But, remember that values go beyond religious choices and having different core values in other aspects of your life can mean that you’d still have a good relationship. For example, you could hold forgiveness as one of your core values, but your date’s imperfection could be finding it hard to let things go, this doesn’t necessarily mean you shouldn’t date.
What do you want in a Christian date?
After thinking about your own Christian values and what matters to you, you can begin to think about the kind of traits you would like to see in your date, and no, we’re not just talking physically… Ask yourself simple questions such as: do our Christian values match or what qualities would I like to find in a date? Once you have a full understanding of these aspect, you’ll have a clearer idea of what you’re looking for. Remember though, nobody is perfect, so prepare to compromise.
Are you looking for the ‘one’?
Knowing that you’re ready to settle down and commit to someone is a big step that we all come to face at some point in our dating journey. When this happens, be sure not to fall in the trap of immediately looking to find ‘the one’. ‘The one’ implies you are looking for someone perfect, and let’s face it – everyone has imperfections. So unless you start to embrace this fact, it’s likely to be a long road in your dating adventure. Dating or being married isn’t about finding someone completely compatible, it’s about committing to someone for love.
Should your church help you get married?
It’s challenging to decide how far your church community should be involved in your life, let alone your love life. Many churches hold events which offer Christians the chance to get together and enjoy an activity for the day. This could be a good opportunity to meet with other likeminded Christian singles. However, being set up within your church community can be limiting, so our suggestion is to try online dating as well as offline to broaden the chances of finding your ideal date.
Will your Christian date hold the same level of faith as you?
Faith can play a very important role when looking for a potential partner. But, deciding whether a person has the same level of faith as you is based on our own perceptions and ideas of what we believe. Someone could attend church every Sunday with their family, however, if they do not practice their faith on a daily basis – could they be considered religious? With Match you can find singles based on their religious views through our advanced features. You can search by faith and denomination, as well as the extent to which potential Christian dates practice their religion. This helps you to find Christian singles as close to your religious beliefs as possible.