In my opinion, it is a sign of desperation and could be very dangerous as well.” … I was almost convinced this was a practice only for the lonely and sexually deviant.
Then, the testimonies poured in: “I will be celebrating my one-year wedding anniversary.
I took a random, informal survey of several graduate school students, encouraging them to share their thoughts on dating online.
When summer begins, we are suddenly in the thick of wedding season. In the midst of all this wedded bliss, you’re just trying to avoid your newly engaged friend and sparing yourself a half-hour conversation about the difference between egg white and winter white.
It’s time for joy, flowers, caterers, something borrowed, and something blue. Maybe it was getting that last wedding invitation of a college friend or browsing through Bed, Bath & Beyond with a gift registry full of expensive silverware.
When asked, many of my happy couples said God led them to the Internet and they know it was His guidance that brought them together in this non-traditional sense. Extensive questionnaires, private chats, and in-depth personality profiles are now common features on the leading matchmaking services.
Some of these test results are surprisingly insightful.
It was truly the most romantic mind-blowing experience that I have ever had…
We were matched and actually spent hours emailing and talking on the phone. I did not believe in soul mates until I met him.” “I wouldn't have dared to dream of a man who knows instinctively when to put his arm around me, take my hand, or take me home when I'm exhausted.I believe nothing is impossible for God and no matter how probable or improbable it is for me to meet someone in my given circumstances, God can do all things…I feel it would be irreverent to not include God in the mate selection process.” “I'm a single skeptic, emphasis on skeptic! I conduct most business online, but somehow I don't trust online dating...seems like people can camouflage their issues. Connecting has everything you need to connect with new friends, people to talk to, things to do, and maybe... Many online dating sites claim to be free, and then surprise you with charges for features. Many sites say they're free and then charge you for certain "upgraded" features.No one wants to think they could be taken advantage by an internet dating scam, and yet hundreds of thousands of people are every single year.With the right one, meeting someone online is no more risky than meeting someone at Starbucks. Of course, if we really think about it, many events in our lives haven’t gone according to plan…and maybe for good reason.