Get Clear On What Online Dating Is For First of all, I want to make a distinction about what I believe online dating is.Online dating is a great way to get introduced and to qualify men who share your interests and values, for the purpose of seeing if there is spark enough there to meet in person.There’s a broad spectrum of what it means for people to call themselves a Christian—from very liberal to very conservative and everything in between.Just because a woman calls herself a Christian doesn’t mean her beliefs or lifestyle choices are the same as mine.”Define your standards in advance. Some Christian singles are reluctant to voice their convictions for fear of being labeled “old-fashioned” or “narrow-minded.” But it’s best to be up-front about what is and is not acceptable to you.The time to think through any potentially perilous situation is before it happens. If holding to your values is important to you, take time to identify them before you start dating. Many awkward and compromising situations can be avoided by simply being honest with your date about your standards.If you traveled to a large city, you would get clear directions to your exact destination so you don’t end up in an unsafe area. If your dating partner resists your efforts to be true to your beliefs, then do yourself a favor—gracefully bow out. When facing any challenge, it helps to know you are not alone.Jenna voiced a common concern among single Christians looking for a lifelong partner: “My spiritual beliefs and values often make dating a very risky pursuit.
The stereotypes get old.” Of course, the problems don’t disappear when Christians choose to date only other Christians.
He’s intelligent, charming, attractive and has a lot going for him in general.
You have fun communicating with him and make sure to do and say things that would help determine if he’s the right guy and capture his attention if he is. Out of the blue he stops writing or calling and you’re left feeling confused and disappointed because out of all your matches, this guy was the one you were most excited about meeting. How can you get to know the right man online and do it in a way that increases the chances you’ll keep him attracted from the first “hello” all the way through a first date…and beyond?
One of the most common questions I get asked about online dating is what to do to get to know and attract a man through the things you say in e-mails or phone calls in order to create interest before you meet in person.
Ok, let’s say you “meet” a man online through e Harmony and start to correspond with him on a daily basis.