Chance and risky dating
from Brooklyn, NY for suggesting this week’s topic: Online dating, once a fringe and stigmatized activity, is now over a $2 billion industry.
Now, I didn’t say “no” or run out of the room in a panic."Always bear in mind that the other person is a stranger.Take your time to really get to know someone, and ensure he or she is who they say they are.” “If you even get a gut feeling that something is not quite right, ask a friend for advice and their opinion.I did something far worse; I paused, and it was a very long pause.And in that pause, a million unspoken words were said, all staged in front of a hundred probing eyes eating their fancy dinners.You also have the ability to block someone on a dating site messaging system." “When you meet someone you can quickly feel like you know them really well, because it’s often easier to connect in writing and to read more into the written word than the spoken word.
This can mean you rush into things, and relationships may move quicker than you expect.
God’s love never failed me, even when I was tempted to bind my life to someone who rejected the most important part of me – my faith. I let a little charm and financial wowza persuade me into meeting someone who clearly had not marked “Christian” on the religion box. Did I really think I could take a guy with spiritual potential and convert him over to my beliefs? Looking back, I believe my rush to take matters into my own hands was really a lack of trust in God’s timing.
I was impatient that God hadn’t delivered a Christ-following man into my arms in the timeframe I desired.
And 16 percent still perceived online dating as "desperate."But it's not all bad.
The majority of participants viewed online dating as the easiest way to find a match, and 29 percent knew someone who met their spouse or longterm partner through online dating.
But is this a positive development or something to be concerned about?