Should christians use dating services benefits of online dating sites

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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.

No one puts their worst picture on their profile; they put their best, even if it’s a few years out-of-date.

(And if the picture is the main thing you’re basing decisions on, remember that physical attraction isn’t as important as you think.) Also, no one puts their strange idiosyncrasies or sin struggles in their profile; they present their most positive resume. Because we all want to be loved, liked, swiped, chosen, asked out, etc.

WE ARE DOING SOMETHING WRONG (fact) and I believe it has to do with how we date. It’s no secret that in biblical times, our example was arranged marriages.

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.

Online dating doesn't correct the well-documented imbalance of devout Christian women (abundant supply) to like-hearted men (a paucity), but it at least widens the net for Christians seeking partners.

It would be foolish, however, to preserve the dating practices of an earlier era, even as an attempt to avoid these dangers. Like work, house construction, and child-rearing, dating is a cultural practice that humans reinvent and adapt to different ...

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