3 Rules to Meeting Christian Singles in the UK

By Top 10 StaffTop 10 Staff

Christian singles datingMore and more of us are finding their ideal partner through ways that would once have been thought of as unconventional. Many people's working lives leave little time for socialising, they may not see the same work colleagues on a regular basis and those they do see may not necessarily be suitable prospective partners. These are some of the reasons that online dating sites have increased greatly in popularity over the last few years; these sites also allow the user to choose many aspects of their potential dates' preferences and characteristics, including their faith. It has never been easier to find a fellow Christian single in the UK.

Choose a reputable site

As with relationships, the sites that are most successful and long-lasting achieve this through being trustworthy. Most of the most well-known dating sites have the facility to filter your options by faith; by registering with one of these popular websites, you will give yourself the best chance of finding somebody special. Indeed, a number of the larger sites, such as Zoosk, match.com and eHarmony, in addition to allowing you to use faith as a criterion, also have mobile apps. These help you to keep track of any interesting developments while you are out and about.

Be honest

Even without setting out to deceive, it can be very easy to present a picture of yourself that is misleading. This is often because you have not given enough thought to what you are like as a person or what you really want from a partner, beyond a shared belief in Christianity. An inaccurate dating profile can lead to feelings of disappointment as any dates you arrange would be based on that person's perception of your profile, rather than the real you. Before you complete the application, help yourself to focus by considering some fundamental questions:

  • What values are important to you?

  • What are your strengths and weaknesses?

  • What aspects of your previous relationships have been good ... or bad?

Additionally, you should consider a couple of important practical issues:

  • How far can you reasonably travel?

  • What kinds of entertainment would you like the other person to share with you?

It can be difficult to assess your own personality so you may need to chat with an honest friend or family member to help you to find some answers. Once you have done this, you will be equipped to write an honest and, hopefully, interesting profile.

Do not rush into anything

Building a relationship takes time. Even knowing that you hold the same or similar beliefs about how you worship does not necessarily mean that you have enough in common to create a lasting bond. If you pay each step of the process due attention, you should be able to find a fellow Christian who also shares enough of your world view, likes and dislikes to enable something meaningful to develop.

  • Take the time to chat in the virtual world for a while.

  • Talk to each other on the telephone so you can get used to one another's voices and experience a more 'natural' style of conversation than you can via chat boxes.

  • Choose a first date that will allow you to relax and get to know one another.

  • Remember, they are probably as nervous as you are so try not to worry about it.

You may be the type of person who instinctively knows when a relationship has promise or otherwise, but the more slowly you allow yourself to get to know somebody, the lesser the likelihood is that you will experience any unpleasant surprises.

By allowing the dating sites to do a lot of the hard work, at least you will know that you are with somebody who shares your Christian beliefs and probably other interests and characteristics. Dating should be fun. Follow these few easy steps and enjoy the journey towards finding 'the one'.

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