I took a random, informal survey of several graduate school students, encouraging them to share their thoughts on dating online.
First came the cynics: “Personally, I would not use it.
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.
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.
The process of finding someone could actually help you find yourself. We all have our fantasies about that first magical meeting.
Go with sites and apps recommended by friends who have used them. You reluctantly go on a blind date only to be enchanted by a stranger. I doubt any of us envisioned beginning our love story with...“I logged on and liked his profile, so I sent him an ice-breaker.” Not romantic.
Plus, you can tell all kinds of tall tales unchallenged [and] unchecked...heck, sometimes it’s hard enough to tell when people are fibbing to your face!
” “I am single, but I would never consider an online dating service.