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Christian dating – keeping the faith in love
by Sophie Watson
At EliteSingles, we understand that many Kiwi Christians look to build a life with someone who shares their core values. After all, a mutually supportive partnership can strengthen beliefs and be a source of great happiness; both emotionally and spiritually. This is why we are proud to provide a dating platform that can help Christian singles connect. If you are ready to let us help you meet someone who shares your beliefs, then try EliteSingles.
Christian dating in New Zealand
54.4% of Kiwis identify as Christian.1 Yet, not all of these could be considered ‘active’ in the community, meaning it isn’t always easy to find a like-minded partner. Indeed, as many spiritually-minded New Zealanders can attest, there’s a difference between being a cultural Christian and being a follower of Christ, and so meeting someone who truly shares one’s beliefs can be tricky.
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.
Kiwi singles who share your values
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things
Online dating, then, is a valuable tool for anyone seeking a like-minded commitment. With sites like EliteSingles, not only can you find compatible men and women, you can get very specific about what that means, enabling you to find someone who shares your values and your desire for a committed, loving, Christian relationship. As Rebecca says ”because my faith is at the central part of who I am I need to be able to share that with my partner.” At EliteSingles we want to make that hope a reality.
As God by creation made two of one, so again by marriage He made one of two.
Indeed, research has shown that online marriages often result in fewer divorces and more marriage satisfaction. Though “where one meets their spouse is only one contributory factor, [marriages] in which respondents met their spouse online were rated as more satisfying…. [and] less likely to end in separation or divorce than marriages than began in an off-line venue.”4 In other words, if your heart longs for marriage, you may be best served by heading online.
Building a life together
So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
– 1 Corinthians 13:13
A spiritually supportive partnership may be the goal of Christian dating, yet it is not the only factor that is needed for long-term compatibility. Indeed, if you are to open your heart and life to love you need someone you can connect with on every level.
This is where EliteSingles can help. We aim to make Christian dating easier by matching you to other marriage-minded singles who share your faith. Yet, we also believe that true compatibility involves more than just a spiritual connection. There are many factors that make a relationship work: your respective personalities, your future plans, your location in New Zealand. We take these all into account to ensure that our members have a real chance at finding long-lasting love. Are you ready to try? Join us today.