All good little Christian boys and girls are taught that God will bring you your future mate. You have an advisor to help you choose courses in college. The anonymous nature of conversing online and via dating apps is like a mating call to the weirdos of the world.
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.Isaiah 55:9 says, “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” One thing that makes God God is that He doesn’t have to follow our roadmap. Which would you rather have: a life designed by Someone who’s omnipotent and omnipresent or by you, a vapor who still can’t solve a Rubik's Cube? It would be quite tragic if you missed out on someone great because he or she didn’t arrive the way you expected. It's easy to let the feelings of being left out of love cloud our thinking. Whether it happens in the aisle of a bookstore, the counter at a coffeehouse, or in the digital world, there’s nothing wrong with holding out for the fairy tale.Somehow, you can’t help but feel a little left out. Growing up, you always took for granted you’d be married by now. Some of your less-coordinated friends have managed to do it. So you got a house, a car, a degree, a job, did some traveling, and built yourself into somebody rather enviable. Today, singles all over the world are kissing fate goodbye and looking for love digitally. Online dating has been around as long as the web made it possible for two people to communicate.But one thing today’s singles are finding out is that there is one thing in life you can’t work for, be good enough for, or accomplish through any persistence of your own. Now, millions log on to sites and apps everyday to search through profiles and photos of total strangers, hoping to find that special someone.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.Of course as long as there has been online dating, there has been a stigma attached to it.Ten years ago, had anyone told you, “We met online”, you may have tried to stifle one or possibly all of the following: It was the equivalent of saying, “I’m desperate and the ticking of my biological clock keeps me up at night.” However today, with the bombardment of TV ads and word-of-mouth praise, digital daters are coming out of the closet. I didn’t believe it until I began researching for this article.It will be two years since we met the first time and we just married.” Who knew this was the hip way to get hitched? Apparently, there is something special to be found online for the single heart that chooses to look there.As popular as this is becoming, digital love still begs a few questions: Where Does God Factor? In response to this, a friend of mine told me, “Look, you hire an agent when you buy a house.I took a random, informal survey of several graduate school students, encouraging them to share their thoughts on dating online.