Rebecca Vandemark (33) is one Christian single who knows this difficulty only too well. Rebecca, who says that “my partner’s faith is the most important aspect when considering who I date,” thinks that part of the complexity of Christian dating is that the “church is not equipped to handle singles over the age of twenty-five.”2 This can lead to frustrations for singles who are holding out for a partner who shares their core values.
my partner’s faith is the most important aspect when considering who I date
- Rebecca Vandemark, Christian blogger
Christian dating: easier online?
It might be frustrating to find Christian singles in the offline world but there is good news - online dating is a different story. Indeed, a surprising number of Kiwi Christians are now turning to the internet to find a long-term, spiritually-connected partner.
Christians should look online for dates…because that’s where the people are!
- Jenell Paris, social anthropologist
In the words of Jenell Paris, social anthropologist at Messiah College; “Christians should look online for dates…because that’s where the people are!”3 Indeed, online dating is an excellent way for Christian singles to take the reins when it comes to romance. Not only does the creation of a personalised profile allow a chance to be upfront about the importance of God in one’s life, various matching systems mean that singles can actively seek someone who has similar priorities. Are you Christian? Dating in New Zealand? The path to long-lasting love can start here, with EliteSingles.