There are plenty of them, but let's focus on what I believe are the top five myths that make dating harder for Christian men.
Myth #1: "God has one woman picked out for you to marry.
Of course, not all evangelicals view Christian online dating in a positive light.
In 2011, Christianity Today ran an opinion roundtable with the headline, “Is Online Dating for Christians? ” to “With Caution” to “No; Trust God.” More recently, Jonathan Merritt, a senior columnist at Religion News Service, wondered if online dating websites actually served to undermine Christian values, concerns that were echoed from another corner of the evangelical world by the Gospel Coalition.
If both individuals swipe right on each other’s pictures, then you are each notified and have the opportunity to text each other on the messenger portion of the app. The average user gets on Tinder 11 times a day and spends 90 minutes a day on it.They are either the biggest fan, think it is single handedly destroying all things good, or they are embarrassed by it but secretly love it.[See also: Attraction 101: How The Pill Affects Your Dating Choices] So what is this “sparks flying,” “love story” telling, dark magic app for your phone?After entering my email address, zip code, and height, I’m asked, “What is your body type? This paradox is one of several that causes me to wonder if increasingly popular Christian dating websites undermine the faith-values of their users.” My cursor hovers above “Washboard,” but in the end, I select, “I should maybe lose a few.” Next comes eye color, ethnicity, education, occupation, and smoking and drinking preferences. I’m questioned on what type of church I attend, how often I go, and what ministry I’m involved in. As of 2011, Christian Mingle had garnered more than 5 million users, and it generated .9 million in revenue during the first nine months of 2012.