Friday, 15 June 2012
In my opinion, Christianity has been over exploited in the last few years in order to sustain various marketing campaigns. Though I find this helpful in order to spread the word of the Lord, it is also disappointing to see our God used to increase sales of any kind of a product or service.
To be exact, I have been recommended lately by more people to try online dating in order to find a life partner. I ignored these recommendations, as I didn’t think this wouldn’t be the way Jesus would encourage it to be -- until I heard the same thing from people from my church.
Then I started thinking that maybe it isn’t such a bad thing meeting other Christians, even through these Christian dating sites. It is said that these are the made for Christians to interact without offending the Lord. And, of course, this common Christian interest is the best point to leave from when beginning a new relationship. God wants all of his children to be happy, and finding a life partner that shares the same faith and values gives a plus to everyone’s happiness.
But the two things I am mostly afraid of are: Others would represent themselves as they are not in the real life, though a true Christian would never do that. And these Christian dating sites aren’t really meant to bring together people that share the same beliefs, but they are just used to promote a certain site in order to attract customers.
So here are the big questions: Are there really true online Christian dating sites? Would our Lord approve this method for us singles looking for a life partner?
Have you ever used Christian online dating sites? What do you think of them? Are they working to bring single Christians closer to God while helping them find love? Or are they just a product being branded as Christian?