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How New Christian Dating Trends Make It Easier For You To Find Love
By Top10BestDatingSites Staff
It's an age old tale and one of the classic stories in the Bible. Jacob arrives in a new area and visits the local watering hole - the well. There he meets Rachel and after several trials and tribulations, they finally marry.
If this story was to take place in a contemporary setting, the equivalent meeting place would probably would probably be the local pub or bar.
Except that if Jacob and Rachel were to meet today, they probably wouldn't meet at a bar at all. Chances are, they would meet through an online dating site.
There was a time, not so long ago, that your options were much more limited if you wanted to find a potential partner. It was either doing the round of pubs, blind dates or even rely on parents’ matchmaking (much like in the Bible).
Thankfully, Christian dating trends have moved on. One of the benefits of modern technology is that we no longer have to rely on old fashioned methods like that. Online dating now gives us many more opportunities to find a romantic relationship.
That’s why nowadays you're more likely to find single Christians on dating sites like match.com than in a pub.
The Problem With Bars
Hanging out at bars night after night trying to find a potential partner can be soul destroying.
It may be a good way to widen your social circle, but it's not always the ideal venue if you're looking for a serious partner. Especially one who is Christian and shares similar beliefs and values to you.
The problem with pubs and bars is that many people are just there for a good night out. They aren’t necessarily looking for a serious relationship. So you can spend a lot of wasted time, and still never find someone compatible who shares your views on Christian dating.
Whereas, visit a dating site such as ChristianMingle and you know from the outset that you’ll meet other like-minded Christian singles looking for love. In addition, you can even filter down to find someone of the same denomination as you.
The Problem With Matchmaking
Once upon a time, matchmaking worked very well. You lived in a small village or town all your life where everyone knew everyone. When the time came your parents would find you a suitable match and you’d hopefully live happily ever after.
However, times have moved on since then - and so have Christian dating trends.
It’s fair to say that the matchmaking route certainly had its benefits. There is probably no one who knows you better than your family and friends. They understand what you are looking for in a partner and will have the same views on Christian dating. However, the chances of them being able to find someone suitable to set you up with are slim.
Our lives are so transitional, that we often hardly even know our neighbors. Never mind the rest of the town!
We move for college or for work, and our social circles morph and shift along the way. More than likely, by the time you’ve reached the stage when you start thinking of settling down, you’re no longer living at home or even in the same city where you grew up.
All this means that matchmaking is now rarely an option when you’re looking to find love.
It could be said, though, that online dating is now the modern version of traditional matchmaking. It helps bring together a much larger Christian community. With it, you have the opportunity to meet many more people than you would otherwise get to know. That’s why these days online dating is so popular with Christian singles.
As a result of the increasing popularity of online dating, many Christian singles are now eschewing bars altogether as a way of meeting a potential partner. Since there’s no longer a need to put themselves through that ritual.
Furthermore, the nature of our transitional lives means that online dating is often the first choice for many Christians looking for love.
Looking at these two aspects together leads to one conclusion: online dating may now be the best (and only) way to meet other Christian singles you may be ideally suited to.
In fact, it could be said that the online world is the new well.
Don’t miss out on your own Rachel and Jacob story. Visit Zoosk today to find your ideal match.