Masking your true self may snag you a date, but ultimately, with someone who shows interest in the self you’ve created, not in who you actually are.
Relationships founded in facade are never worth keeping, because they are rooted in exaggeration and ultimately in deceit.
If you’re going to enter the world of online dating- always leave your genuineness and honesty fully intact. Bring wisdom: The second most important thing to honesty, is the idea of wisdom.
Though I’m not advocating for extreme uses of the internet and social media such as the aforementioned, I am saying that times have changed- and it’s okay for Christians to keep up!
Just as God used the cultural components of ancient biblical days to guide people to finding love (dowries, arranged marriages, and the like), He uses our cultural context to work out his will in our lives today.
So let go of your apprehension about “not waiting on God” if that’s your hang up.
But as you enter the world of online dating, here are a few things you must always bring with you: 1.
Bring honesty: When it comes to online dating, there is an element of risk because of the ease and draw of re-creating one’s self.
Behind the screen of a computer, you can be anyone you want to be.
From your physical attributes to your description of yourself-you can custom design who you are.
If you’re going to use the internet as a way to meet others and put yourself out there- do yourself the favor of being honest.
I’ve noticed that people tend to have a minor panic attack when they entertain the idea of a online dating.
It’s as though “online” is code for “Dating someone who lives far away and is actually living a double life while I am over here clueless”. Or are you just setting yourself up for heart-break?
Fears of cheating, dishonesty, and vulnerability begin to creep into the picture. With the rise of social media and technology-driven interactions, I get a lot of questions concerning the topic of online dating relationships.