More than 30 percent don’t even know where to begin and nearly 30 percent say they find it too stressful (think back to those sweaty palms and awkward conversations.) For more than 40 percent of respondents, other priorities are simply more important, and nearly one-quarter say it’s just too difficult to date when you’re 50-plus.
In the words of Jenell Paris, social anthropologist at Messiah College; “Christians should look online for dates…because that’s where the people are!
” Truly, online dating for Christians does make sense.
Not only does the creation of a personalised profile allow a chance to be upfront about the importance of God in one’s life, various matching systems mean that singles are free to actively seek someone who has similar priorities.
This means that those you do meet will already be singing from the same hymn-sheet: wonderful news for those who wish to live a Godly life and thus don't want to bother with those who are less active.
Yet, although millions of Irish men and women identify with the faith, the Christian dating pool can still seem limited.
Indeed, these days it can be surprisingly difficult to find a partner who shares your values, let alone an Irish man or woman who you actually Christian blogger Rebecca Vandemark (33), who says that “my partner’s faith is the most important aspect when considering who I date,” thinks that part of the complexity of Christian dating is age, saying that the “church is not equipped to handle singles over the age of twenty-five.” Christian author Carrie Lloyd (34) agrees, adding that gender can also come into play.In fact, ''we can take the matter into our own hands.” One powerful way to do this is to head online to find a suitable partner.Indeed, many Irish Christians are now turning to the internet to find a long-term, spiritually-connected mate.After all, our members tend to date with long-term commitment in mind.Moreover, research by Harvard and Chicago universities has shown that dating online can provide a firm basis for marital success, with lower divorce rates and higher satisfaction levels than those who meet by traditional means..'' - 1 Corinthians Carrie Lloyd says “my faith decides my core values.She says “not every Christian may have access to a healthy community of single Christians.