Younger single Christians are turning to the net in search of a lifetime partner, and many are finding one. Linda, a divorced mother with a young son, found a loving husband and father through an ad she placed online. She lived in a farming community, where few Christian single men were to be found. She was happy to move to his home in a state 300 miles away. You may remember a few years ago, when farmers in a Midwest state were advertising for women to marry them, because so many female singles were leaving to find careers in the big city. Since it takes a special kind of woman to feel comfortable living in a remote area, far from neighbors, together with long arduous hours feeding livestock, planting and harvesting, these farmers were desperate. Perhaps some of them eventually turned to online dating, since not all found wives, despite heavy media coverage.
But, as you all know, there is someone for everyone, and internet dating services can best bring two people together who would never have met, otherwise. Church singles groups can help, but have only a limited selection of available Christian singles. If you can afford a vacation through an organization like Club Med, that might be the answer, but I don’t know if there are any catering to Christian singles, and you have the same problem of face- to- face meetings, and the shyness that promotes. Personal ads in magazines and newspapers are not screened at all. Maybe it’s a case of “you get what you pay for” but if the service is too cheap, you may not find the quality people you are looking for.