I met my husband on the internet.
He advertised himself as an American whose job was putting out fires.
He was hot!
And of course he was a Christian, what more could a girl ask for!
He messaged me, and then we texted, the next day we were on the phone until three am. Two weeks later he travelled from London to Liverpool, we ate Nandos, drank hot chocolate and watched a movie (I’ve got no idea what it was now!) After some massive phone bills and a small fortune in train fairs, he took me to America to meet his mum, and to propose! Less than a year after that first message we are happily married and wondering what on earth 2015 will bring.
Why doesn’t every one else use internet dating sites?.
I understand some people might be worried about weirdos, maybe you’ve watched a few too many episodes of cat fish and are worried you might end up talking to someone who is lying about themselves, pretending to be twenty years younger or lying about their sex.
I guess there is a risk, but for me it was obvious that Joe was real, he wanted to meet up with me! If he was lying about something, that would become obvious pretty quick.
But to be honest this doesn’t seem to be the main problem which a lot of people have with internet dating. I meet a lot of Christians who believe that if God wants them to get married he will provide them with a spouse, and they don’t need to do anything about it. These are people who in every area of their lives are real go getters. If they want something, they will make it happen. But when it comes to dating they will sit inside, waiting for the person that God has for them to coem knocking on the door.
Because of course God can’t use the internet to answer prayers. Well apart from if the prayer is for a job, then of course God can use the internet to answer that prayer, because where else are you going to find a job these days? But when it comes to dating we are supposed to just sit on our bum and wait for price charming.
Yes there are times when that does happen, but these are very few and far between. Most of the time it won’t someone won’t just turn up on the doorstep. As in every other area of life it’s important to put yourself out there. And why not, you never know what might happen.
If you do want to try out internet dating my advice would be to just do it. Use a good site, I would reccomend christian connection: https://www.christianconnection.com/uk Just write the dreaded profile, you can always change it later. Don’t take yourself seriously. I thought it was kinda geeky that I Admitted to a love of wearing cardigans, but this was one of the things that attracted Joe to me.
If you do want to meet someone obviously take precautions, let someone know where you are going and make sure to do it in a public place.
If you are reading this and are under eighteen years of age please do not think it would be a good idea to lie about your age a join a dating site. But by all means pray that God would begin preparing your heart for future relationships and that he would bring the right person to you at the right time.
I love hearing how couples meet, if you met your husband on line i would love to find out more about it, if you met them in a more traditional way it would be great to hear from you as well.