As if labels with a romantic interest aren’t difficult enough already! As a 30-year-old blogger who’s watched too many episodes of Sex and the City….
While there are non-Christians who date with the intention of having a series of intimate physical relationships, for the Christian this is not acceptable and should never be the reason for dating.
Many Christians see dating as little more than friendship and maintain the friendship aspect of their dating until both people are ready to commit to each other as potential marriage partners.
He thinks we’re seeing each other, I think we’re dating: Communication Fail. We’re both on the same page, just uh, looking at different words? So I gave this stupid syntax wayyyyy more thought than it ever deserved.
I’m a writer, I think that’s why this confusion bothers me.
Many in a courtship relationship will not spend any time together unless family members, preferably parents, are present at all times.
In addition, courting couples state up front that their intentions are to see if the other person is a suitable potential marriage partner.Nevertheless, deceptions do still occur and both sexes are guilty of this.Consequently, a new set of ‘rules’ have evolved, to protect women in particular, from nasty experiences and to make online dating more friendly, civilized and safe for them. If you are new to online dating the following will help you to participate with dignity and confidence. Save it for your boozing buddies This is not a game. It’s cruel A search for ‘online dating agencies’ produces thousands of online agencies. Others will accept your profile and allow you to view profiles of advertisers free of charge.Do not be pushy Do not demand anything When ready, ask, do not push for a phone number or address.It might even be volunteered, if you are lucky You might talk on the phone a couple of times (the original online dating) At some point when you both feel it is time to meet in person do so Vacillating?Remember, if you are not fast; you are last Decide on a time and public place for a coffee and chat Agree to keep it short – say for about an hour Arrive separately and leave separately Do not commit to anything until you meet face to face – you could regret it Now it’s time to brush up on some face to face dating etiquette to see you through this important phase in setting the stage for a successful relationship Be sure to click on the above 'dating etiquette' link and read it carefully before you meet Tell someone where you will be During the date pay attention for inconsistencies in conversation Have a check-in time with a friend The polite thing to do is to make contact again in a couple of days to thank the other for the opportunity of meeting If the date was not promising, agree that the experience was worth while but that the chemistry is missing. We each have our own expectations of what we want in a soul mate. Wish each other luck and move on to your next prospect There is no point in being rude, critical or personal If there was a mutual spark worth pursuing - sound it out and arrange to meet again soon No?