Religion and Dating

Who Dates Online, Anyway?

September 19th, 2016

Online dating began as a fad, but has become a staple in the dating world. Some daters that took this great resource and used it to their full potential. New sites appear every, focusing on matching people with others hoping to find their forever love.

Numerous multi million dollar campaigns are used to promote dating websites, and billions of accounts were created; but some are not longer in service because of the success rate of online dating. Many people found their soul mate and do not need the dating websites services any longer.

Just who dates online, anyway? The answer to that question may surprise you.

Sometimes, it seems everyone may be dating online. From college students to seniors, online dating has gone full circle. If you’re considering online dating, don’t be embarrassed. It’s almost like going on a blind date. Except, that you don’t need to worry about being alone, in a strange environment, with a stranger. You are safely in your own home, until you feel you are ready and want to meet this online person. There’s no need to rush into a situation if you’re not sure you really want to meet this new friend. But, when you do, you might have a great time, and find that the match is what you were looking for.

Young adults date online all the time. This generation grew up having access to the Internet, and pioneered the way to make cyberspace dating an ordinary ordeal. Online is where you can find people who go to the same places that you do. You may find that you both have the same interests. Young adults can use online dating resources to find other things, like networking connections. It’s easy to start conversation on an online dating website. Asking questions, just saying ‘hello,’ or you might view conversations by others (in chat rooms), and learn by watching.

There are older adults that go to dating websites. People with careers and families. For these people, there may not be much available time for dating the traditional way. Nowadays, everyone seems to be short on time, and this is especially true for multiple dates, with different people, to find the one that’s right for you. Usually, you can check your email numerous times, throughout the day, and this can be a good solution to the limited time problem.

But, online dating requires you to keep your antenna up; be aware that there are predators and opportunists out there, too. Don’t be lax and throw caution to the wind. Before agreeing to meet anyone, a background check might be wise. Many dating websites require background and identity checks before they approve a membership request. If not, many tools are available, and can be found by doing a people search online.

There are people that come to dating websites from all over the world. There are different backgrounds like race, ethnicity, religion, and sexual preferences in online dating. There are corporate executives dating online, or any other type of career field. You can find Christians, Hindus, and Atheists that date online. Single mothers and fathers, also, date online.

Dating online provides the ability to search for people that best fit your relationship needs. You’ll be able to find people who enjoy the same music as you, like eating the same foods, and are into the same religion, too.

Dating online might be something you may want to consider. Many people have used this method and have had success in finding the perfect relationship.

Conversation Topics That Will Destroy Any Date – Avoid These At All Costs!

September 19th, 2016

You have probably already noticed or experienced first hand that keeping a conversation going on a date can be like pulling teeth. It takes a little bit of give and take.

When you meet someone for the first time there are a few topics that you should avoid at all costs. It is a well known fact that discussing politics are religion on a first date should be avoided. Bringing up one of these topics could lead to a heated debate and cause the former conversation, now quarrel, to spiral out of control and ruin your chances of a second date.

Depending on where you live these topics may differ. For example, if you live in the Middle East where it is widely known that religion and spirituality are taken very seriously, you may want to avoid those topics when you meet someone new. If you are American there are also certain topics that should be avoided if you want to keep the conversation going. For example, when you first meet someone don’t ask them where they were on September 11. Bringing up subjects that are sensitive in nature and evoke strong emotions is not a good segue to a further more intimate conversation.

Politics on the other hand, present a whole new set of issues. People often hold extreme views about which political party they support. Most people have been strong supporters of a particular party for the majority of their life. Often they support the same party that their parents did so they have a long history of supporting that particular party ingrained into their psyche. Any topic which lends itself to statements causing exclusion should be avoided on a date. Focus on what you have in common.

You can never now which topics are sensitive unless you know someone; here are some more that should be avoided to prevent strife and make sure your date goes smoothly.

• Abortion – There is no other topic that creates animosity

• Capital Punishment

• Euthanasia

A good rule of thumb is to keep to safe topics where a friendly debate will be perceived as an innocent deviation of opinions, such as family, friends, work, hobbies, interests and passions.
It is imperative that you establish a certain comfort level with your date before you begin to discuss controversial issues. Once this is established, you can discuss these topics with out the fear or ruining your date and leaving on bad terms.

Top 5 Places Not for First Dates

September 19th, 2016

Ah, yes… the first date with your potential life partner. Exhilarating as it may seem, it is usually the cause of too much stress as well! Way before the fuss of deciding which outfit best suits you on that heart-pounding day, comes the choice of where the venue of your first date should be. I tell you, this is not as easy as it may seem. The wrong setting could spell catastrophe so you must choose very well. If you are hoping to snag a second date and eventually fall in love with that special someone, you have to steer clear of these places.

“Let’s meet up at my place and I’ll cook you some mouth-watering dinner!” Yeah, and then you might just be the main dish he or she is planning to cook and store in the refrigerator for the next few years or so! Never go to somebody’s house on the first date. You never really know what kind of person your new dating partner is in real life. This could be a trap where you can get raped, robbed and be a victim of a whole bunch of despicable things. It’s also not nice to invite your dating partner over your house as it could creep him or her out and have them concerned about their safety.

Family Occasions
You may think that inviting your date to a family gathering is a quick way to introduce the love of your life. But then, if it’s just your first date, it is the kind of pressure you and your partner don’t need. Heck, you don’t even know if you would ever want to see him or her again! What if he turns out to be a narcissistic, arrogant jerk? Or a gold-digger, nagging, egocentric woman? This is the sort of embarrassment you can definitely do without. So think again before inviting your date over to your sister’s engagement party! Likewise, think about the awkwardness of meeting your date’s entire family when you don’t even know his last name yet. To put it in a nutshell, families and first dates simply don’t blend well.

Fast Food Joint, Food Court in a Mall and the Movie Theatre
If you don’t have enough cash to take someone out to a great place, then you really shouldn’t be dating – you should be searching for a job. Nothing says “I am a cheapskate” like taking your date to fast food place. Malls are equally repulsive as well, unless the love of your life is a teenager. A mall date implies that you are not creative enough to think of any other interesting destinations to go to. In other words, you’re dull. Taking your date to a movie is also not a good idea. When you’re on your first date, you are supposed to get to know each other by talking, and you can’t do that inside the movie theatres without getting dirty looks from other members of the audience.

Bar or Dance Club
Save your dance club or bar nights with your friends! Taking your date here might just get your distracted because of too many people and so much noise. Keep in mind too that bars and dance clubs are always teeming with drunkards and weirdoes. You really don’t want someone falling onto your table while your date is telling you about his or her ideal lifetime partner, right?

Place of Worship
Never mix romance with religion on your first date. People often feel uneasy going to another person’s place of worship or religious event. So unless you share the same views about religion, both of you will be better off nowhere near churches and temples. For all you know, your date might even be an atheist, or worse, has a deep hatred for your religious affiliation. The last thing you would want to have on your first date is a heated argument about religion.

First dates are all about two people taking a chance on love by getting to know each other a lot more. This can only happen in a place where there’s no awkwardness, distractions and pressure. So better make sure you take your partner to the right place where it isn’t hard to talk, listen and just be yourselves.

Christian Singles – Can There Be Love Without Religion?

September 19th, 2016

I know several people who have dated and even married outside of their religion. I can’t say it’s been a disaster for the Christian singles, the Jewish singles or any group of singles as a whole. But overall, the couples whose relationships have failed all share a common trait – religion is important to them as individuals. More important than they realized.

None of them planned to fall in love with someone of another faith, but once they did, they felt pretty stuck. Because they didn’t know – until things started getting serious – how important their religion really was to them.

Christian Singles and Others – You May Be Surprised How Much Faith Matters
And suddenly they’re discussing and having arguments about such big things as what religion they will follow as a couple, how they’ll raise the kids, and what they’ll do on the holidays. There are a lot of pieces to the puzzle of whether or not two people are compatible. For people of faith, agreeing on religion can be extremely important to their long term happiness together.

If you’re religious but try to keep an open mind when you date and feel OK about your partner practicing a different faith – or no faith – you may be surprised to find one day that you’re not really happy with your situation. Things can start to feel awkward. There are many compromises to be made and you may not want to compromise at all.

When that happens the relationship can feel like shoes that rub – you can put up the discomfort for a while, but then you get blisters and it’s too painful to keep going.

Faith-Based Dating Sites
If you are religious and single, there are great faith-based dating sites for all faiths out there that will help you find potential dates and mates within your religion.

And the great thing about using them is that you don’t need to ask any of your potential dates if faith is important to them, or explain why yours is. If they’re on a faith-based dating site, you know from the start that they’re on the same page as you about the importance of religion.
Faith-based dating sites are all over the internet, the main ones serving Catholics, Christians, Jews, Muslims, and Mormons. Some are completely free, while others will charge a small fee in order to let you communicate with your matches. We should say too that many large general interest dating sites let you search by religion and ask how important religion is to you. These are useful too, but there’s a lot more sorting involved in finding good matches.

Faith-based sites let you quickly find your people – the ones that, however different they may be in other ways – have the same commitment to faith and and the same belief in its power to cement a relationship as you do.

Technology Online And Dating

September 19th, 2016

Advancement in technology have been around to enhance our lives and improve them. Thanks to the advancements in the technology of the internet, we’ve been able to overcome our emotions.

Stay with me and keep it clean.

I’m referring to the connection people can make, perhaps even finding love, with dating sites, services and chatrooms or software online.

These software and sites have thankfully given people improved odds to meet the love of their life. Dating sites allow people from anywhere in the world to meet or hook up online, when they may have never met, if not for these sites and services.

At the click of a mouse and different lifestyles, cultures and religions can mingle. This can quickly prove in some cases that these usual obstacles can be overcome and result in even marriages.

Why and what makes it so easy for people to meet online through dating sites and chat rooms?

The what, the sheer number of people online today using these services.

The why, is two things.You get to know a potential date or future partner before you meet them in person. Then of course after spending some time getting to know one another online the next natural course of action is to meet in real life, or IRL. There is a caution to the amount of time spent “Getting to know” each other. If you did not ever meet in real life I don’t think you could call that a real relationship.


Maybe, but more likely pen pals in real time. This too though can be the case if both parties are wanting nothing more.

Searching for love online can allow for some immediate intimacy because to be carefree and yourself is much easier when you are chatting in a virtual environment, and not face to face with a person. Take this scenario. You say something right off the wall, no face time, you don’t get to see their facial reaction or body language. This leaves you comfortable to continue being yourself. Besides, most people online would just type LOL, Laugh Out Loud.

Remember my caution? Here it is.

Spending too much time chatting can lead to some strongly imprinted ideas of what you and the other person may expect each other to be, making a first meeting difficult. The impression of who you are and who they are can be of high expectations.

A persons confidence while chatting online could be problem as well. As some people who chat online may be doing do because they are shy and can’t handle people in person. This of course can lead to your frustration and a false impression.

Adjusting to meeting during the day for the first time after all of your late night chats can be a chore. There are also other things that may make it harder for the both of you to meet in real life. Reading the others body language and mannerisms can make things awkward, or create different feelings in either of you while listening to tones of their voice. As in meeting in person for the first time without the luxury of dating sites and online services, you will still have your anxieties and uneasiness. Of course you’ll get past this and your date will get easier.

As mentioned earlier the sooner you meet the better. I recommend, during the chat stage, that you meet soon after you are comfortable with the person you are chatting with. Both of you will be able to sooner decide if it is worth your time to pursue a relationship further, stay friends or otherwise. You and your date will both save yourselves some possible heartache and frustration.

On Spirituality, Religion, and Manifesting Anything You Want

July 22nd, 2016

Why does the chat for adherence assume to be replacing the chat for adoration in our apple today? And what does that accept to do with the abstraction of manifesting annihilation we want? I wish to altercate this from the angle of Christianity today- as that is what I am a lot of accustomed with. But buck in apperception that agnate problems appearance up in added religions – problems of past-based interpretations against the avant-garde and aware mind.

Some things to accede if we allocution about Christianity. The bible was accounting to be accustomed by bodies 2000 years ago. These were bodies at a altered date of change than we are at now. Some of the concepts were interpreted a accurate way then, as bodies were not able to accept it any added way. 2000 years after we are added enlightened, We can apprehend a added aware conversation. And the bible is somewhat amazing in that we can now abstract from it a accomplished altered conversation, application our added developed brains.

For instance it is not accustomed convenance in the accustomed apple norm, to rock a woman for adultery. Sometimes it happens, but by and ample the apple frowns on it. Now in biblical times one would be absolutely out of the norm. to catechism the convenance of stoning. So that we accept a new acumen in the apple today of what is ‘good’ and what is ‘bad’- and we do the ‘good’, by and large, not because we accept to or we admiration some reward- but because it is good. In added words, as bodies we accept acquired to a date of some admeasurement of cocky monitoring, based aloft some close gauge. And we crave to be ‘good.’

Now there are a actor and one means area we don’t do the good, as bodies and society. But we see that and apperceive that. And so, adverse to biblical times, we now accept a abundant college accepted that we ability for in agreement of accepted behavior. And giving acclaim area it is due, abundant of the agreeable of this college accepted was created by Jesus, Buddha, Gandhi, Mother Theresa, and the added abundant religious leaders. And these leaders did what they did not out of abhorrence or greed, but out of their close goodness, or spirit. Yet even admitting we accept been ‘led out of the dark’ so to speak, by these abundant religious leaders-modern Christianity and added religions still tend to approach against a abhorrence based estimation of the bible. They assume to say that bodies do not accomplish from any close gauge, but rather because they are abashed of damnation, or acquisitive for abiding activity and bliss.

So let us yield a bigger attending at Jesus, aback he was our role archetypal as Christians. Jesus said that we, like him, are sons of GOD, and accouchement of GOD. With this in mind, accede that Jesus was not teaching bodies that HE was special, and fabricated in the angel of and affinity God (which he was, of course)… but rather that we ALL are special, and fabricated in the affinity of GOD. Accede that Jesus was adage that there is God in anniversary of us. Now if that is accurate it follows that if Jesus can accomplish miracles, airing on water, augment the masses, etc, so can we all.

As Christians, for those of us who are, we aperture some nice words about acceptance and getting fabricated in GOD’s image. But we anticipate that alone Jesus can move a mountain. Accede that any one of us CAN move a mountain, and we can do it literally. But if that is true, you ability ask, why haven’t we done it? And how appear Jesus did do it? The accessible answer… Jesus had faith. He knew that he could airing on water- so he could. We don’t anticipate we can- so we can’t. Jesus had acceptance and acceptance not just in GOD, but in the God aural him, and in himself. So he could airing on water. We don’t, so we can’t. And I calculation myself in the ‘we’ because to date I accept not dredged up abundant acceptance to move a concrete mountain- admitting I accept confused a lot of allegorical ones. (I plan to go concrete soon.)

So advancing aback to our aboriginal premise, we are accessible in our apple and in adoration for a new chat about GOD. We are accomplished for a chat that acknowledges what Jesus said, that anniversary and anybody of us as God-like, and can accomplish from our close advantage and spirit. In this archetypal their will be no allowance for abhorrence or acquisitiveness for reward. This will in turn, acquiesce us to apparent annihilation we wish out of acceptance and belief. Of advance we will apparent what is acceptable just and beautiful- because we will be operating from the God within.

Religious Dating

June 14th, 2016

Dating anyone with the aforementioned religious behavior as you, can generally aftereffect in a advantageous accord area both you and your accomplice can allotment in the aforementioned ethics and traditions. It aswell agency that if your dating becomes serious, you are beneath acceptable to accept problems with ancestors associates accusatory of your choice. Of course, it shouldn’t amount if they blame of your date or not, but in all honesty, the assessment of anyone you account or adulation will accept an aftereffect on you, which could advance to problems.

Regardless of which adoration you accord to Muslim, Christian, Jewish, etc. you will ascertain that there are abounding agency you can affix with others who allotment your adoration and are absorbed in perusing a accord with you. You will acquisition that this is an accomplished way to activate dating, abnormally back it agency that you already accept something in accepted with your date.

Having one agnate absorption will advice to actualize a solid chat that is accepted by both you and your date. Once you accept torn the ice, you should be able to feel added at affluence with one another, so you can activate exploring new capacity that are of absorption to the both of you.

Another advantage that you accept if dating addition being from your adoration is that you can:

Attend Celebrations/Ceremonies Calm – Back you allotment the aforementioned or agnate religious accomplishments as your date, you may be absorbed in accessory adoration casework or added religious outings, and allotment in the traditions together.

Become a Member of Any Clubs or Groups – if your religious association has any activities or meetings, it ability be a acceptable abstraction for you and your date to appear and become complex in something that may not alone accompany you afterpiece physically, but aswell spiritually.

On the added ancillary of the coin, dating anyone who is of a altered religious accomplishments as you can aswell be absolutely the adventure. Although awful frowned aloft in the past, added than ever, abnormally in the Western culture, humans of altered religions are dating and even marrying. Naturally, not anybody agrees with these proceedings, but if it comes to love, the alone opinions that should amount is castigation and your partner’s.

Therefore, behindhand of whom you date, and what adoration they follow, you can still accumulate up with the amount and traditions that amount to you. If you and your date were meant to be, he or she will admit what is important to you, as you should them. After all, although religions alter in behavior and abounding added traditions, they all advise the accent and amount of love.