Christian Dating Service
by Jessica Cuccioli
At first, I was very skeptical about Christian dating services.
If you are looking for something general in a Christian dating
service, there are almost too many out there. But if you are like
most people who are searching for something specific, there are
some things you should consider before looking. If you do, you
just may find the perfect one.
What most Christians look for in a Christian dating service
The first concern I noted in people looking for a place to meet
others of the same beliefs, is safety. Most Christians just want
a safe environment in which they feel they can open up and share
their faith with, and hopefully in doing so, meet someone in the
process.Safety can mean different things to different people, especially
when it comes to online dating. Some want to be safe from fraudulent
people while others may want to protect their privacy.Many online Christian dating services are part of a bigger dating
service website. "So?" you say. "What's the big
deal? I'm looking in the Christian dating services they offer."Well, with some dating websites, it may not be a big deal. But
if you are one of those looking for something specific, those
websites may not be for you.
Christian dating services: general vs. specific
A general online Christian dating service may be interdenominational
(Baptist, Methodist, Lutheran, etc.), or even be multi-religion
(Christian, Catholic, pagan, Jewish, etc.) This is good in that
it brings people of different background and belief together and
promotes tolerance. If you are looking for a penpal or a friendship
with someone of a different belief, then these sites are perfect.
A specific online Christian dating service may also be
interdenominational, but they will not be multi-religion. Many
of these sites give you the option of looking for penpals, friendships,
dating, or even marriage. Some Christian dating services are even
geared only towards those looking for "the one." Overall,
these are the websites you want to consider if you are looking
for a relationship with someone who shares your beliefs.
Features of online Christian dating services
Love knows no boundaries, which is why the internet is such an
appropriate place to find and meet people from all over the world!
Most online Christian dating services offer these features:
- Chat rooms where you can meet new people and interact liveInstant messanger so you can talk privately with another memberMessage boards where you can share thoughts, feelings, ask
and answer questions, and post upcoming eventsSearch using keywords to find someone with a specific trait
- Administration help
Whatever it is you are looking for, with a little bit of careful
consideration, you can find the perfect Christian dating service
for you.Recommended online
Christian dating service: BigChurch - Bringing people together
in love and faith! This site even gives you the option to start
a prayer group or Bible study
Other great dating serve web sites to check
And if you want to try an offline
Christian dating service, try Equally Yoked Christian Singles.
Ms. Cuccioli is a Southwest Florida journalism student. She was raised a Messianic Jew, and studied at a Christian Bible college for a year. Humor is a big part of her life - she's one of the few brave souls who's attempted stand-up comedy. Ms. Cuccioli has also been published in the Charlotte Sun. Best of all, she was engaged to be married in Fall 2004.