By the fourth step in the process, I was halfway through the first month of my subscription. This issue is not applicable purely to online Christian dating, of course, but these dating sites, I’m learning, are often where men with this sort of outlook end up.
As my London girlfriends and I started trying out exclusively Christian dating sites, such as Christian Connection, Christian Cafe and Christian Crush, the line ‘Faces that only their mother would love’ was whispered among the three of us. While many Christians have found long-term love through Christian dating sites, I’ve also heard stories of the same Christian men existing on these sites for years. Online dating creates naturally (and thankfully) more options than our local town may provide, which can catalyse the desire to be fine-tuned and higher in goal-setting – and that’s where all this gets interesting.
Over in London, it seemed my girls were having similar problems.
Enter online dating: engines asking you more questions than an inquisitive 6-year-old.
Lesson one: online dating requires you to know what you want.
This was confirmed by a survey conducted by OKCupid, which suggested that on average, men aged 20–50 prefer to date a girl in her early 20s.
Despite having limited the age to 41 on my own filter, the ‘Daddios’ – as old as 57 – were flooding into my inbox.
According to Pew Research, one in five Americans aged 25–34 have used online dating, and it’s also popular with older singles.
The research also showed that 5% of Americans who are married or in a committed relationship said they had met their significant other online.
I could manage the vertically challenged thing, but there was no spark. ’ shares my friend from the UK, via Whats App.‘I’ve been matched with a 24-year-old woman who is looking for a man or a woman.
He was actually three inches shorter than he said on his profile – so he’s not 5’9 but a whopping 5’6.
I might ask her for the number of her colourist though.
She has nice pink hair’, I reply.team, I agreed to experiment in trying to find love in the cyber world, with all its personality filters: lawn game champion, marathoner, political junkie, health nut, zombie survivalist, tree-hugger, vegan, die-hard carnivore, non-believer in cologne (or deodorant), and finally, but importantly for me, just how much are you a Christian – really?
So, at 35, and still yet to find the right man to marry, would the online dating world be full of desperate souls seeking marriage so their lives could begin?