There is no denying that our world has changed drastically over the past decade, and we are now immersed in a culture that is rooted in the internet and social media.One couple I recently read about even exchanged their vows via the web.Personally, I’ve never really liked first dates, especially if it was a blind date.
Fears of cheating, dishonesty, and vulnerability begin to creep into the picture. With the rise of social media and technology-driven interactions, I get a lot of questions concerning the topic of online dating relationships.
Insecurities, worries, and doubts begin filling the imagination; paranoia that you’re being played like an episode of . Additionally, there is a trend in the Christian culture that says trying to find love online is somehow not “waiting on God”, but often, this philosophy comes with a double-standard.
We put pressure on ourselves and on our dates to have a vision for our future together as soon as possible.
Overthinking the long-term possibilities can cool things off before they even have a chance to get started.
According to Match.com, 1 in 5 relationships begin online. It could be your worst nightmare or a dream come true.
Choosing to date online means navigating a world full of predators, knuckleheads, and potential marriage partners.
Instead, we do better to shift our first date focus to two things: Both are important, regardless of the prospects of a future together.
We should be on a mission to discover new things about them and celebrate what we are learning.
The worst part of dating is often at the very beginning.
First dates can be a big frustration for a lot of people.
Though I’m not advocating for extreme uses of the internet and social media such as the aforementioned, I am saying that times have changed- and it’s okay for Christians to keep up!