The other day I took time to go to the new coffee shop that just opened up in town. I really enjoy just taking time to go out with my friend or on my own just to relax. This particular day, I felt like going out alone and trying the coffee and biscuits served at that particular shop. After ordering, I took a seat in booth that was close to a bunch of young men and women engrossed in a deep conversation.
Now I am not much of a person who likes to eavesdrop or anything, but I couldn’t help but over hear the topic that they were discussing and it was all about the online Christian dating service that they had just recently tried out. Curious about where their discussion would lead them, I continued to sit and drink my coffee while pretending to leaf through a magazine.
It turns out that their discussion revolved around how the Christian singles site has really boomed in popularity and that many more single Christians were trying it out. They discussed how trying the Christian singles site really changed their perceptive on so many different things regarding dating. Through these different single sites many of the people were able to discover new things about people from different countries and their thoughts and interests were surprising.
I was instantly interested to hear more about what kind of people they met and from what countries. Many of them said they found interesting date partners from all parts of the world such as Asia, the Pacific Islands, Europe, and more. However, their conversation eventually turned into the pros and cons of trying out Christian singles site.
The woman nearest to me shared about how she found dating online quite a hassle because although you get to meet new and interesting people; nothing beats the fun of being able to date a person face to face on a regular basis unlike through online where you have just be in the internet. Most of those around her agreed; but stated that there would be no point of having a face to face date if the person you are dating just doesn’t interest you.
So that is why many of them preferred the Christian single sites because they were able to meet true genuine Christians who surprised them in many ways. Another positive thing that they enjoyed was the fact that some felt even more comfortable opening up to their “date” online then they would have if they had already been on a one on one date with the person. They felt that through this online dating they were given a chance to relax and be themselves first without the pressure of having to live up to be a certain type of person.
The group ended their discussion with words of encouragement for each other and their endeavour for dating others online. They realized that everything was still in God’s hands and they prayed that God will show them to right person. Walking home, I had a smile on my face, because I myself was encouraged.