Dating and mating in the secular world
Some people prefer to meet their spouse through friends, family, or in a chance meeting out in the world, and many do just that.But others believe they are limited in the people they meet because of their profession, the size of their city, or the nature of their activities.As in all decisions, we should ask God to direct us clearly.It can be difficult to meet single Christian men and women, especially if most of our friends have already married.Is it possible we are being too picky, looking for the fairy-tale prince or princess, and by doing so, limiting the possibilities of what God may know is best for us and which we have not yet considered?Are we not being picky enough, forgetting that God calls all Christians to marry only other Christians (2 Corinthians ), or are we considering someone who is stuck in a serious, life-altering sin that could endanger the marriage?Question: "Should a Christian use a Christian dating service to find a spouse?" Answer: The Bible doesn’t talk about dating services.
Before a Christian single considers any of the “newer” methods of finding a spouse like using a Christian dating service, it’s helpful to consider whether we may be engaging in any self-defeating behavior.
It is also wise to meet the person face-to-face before becoming too emotionally intimate via email communication.