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?

The very same people that would encourage you to pursue a job opportunity by surfing the net, or looking into colleges by way of the internet, might forbid you from using the online world as a means to finding love.

Statistics show that almost 1/3 of couples getting married in this generation have met their significant other by way of the internet.

There is no denying that our world has changed drastically over the past decade, and we are now immersed in a culture that is rooted in the internet and social media.

One couple I recently read about even exchanged their vows via the web.

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.