I took a random, informal survey of several graduate school students, encouraging them to share their thoughts on dating online.
This passive approach to life is especially impressed upon us women. When asked, many of my happy couples said that God led them to the Internet, and they know that it was His guidance that brought them together in this non-traditional sense. Extensive questionnaires, private chats with usernames, and in-depth personality profiles are now common features on the leading matchmaking services.
Go with sites recommended by friends who have used them. You reluctantly go on a blind date only to be enchanted by a stranger. I doubt any of us envisioned beginning our love story with “I logged on and liked his profile so I sent him an ‘ice-breaker’.” Not romantic.
With the right service, meeting someone online is no more risky than meeting someone at Starbucks. Of course, if we really think about it, many events in our lives haven’t gone according to plan… Isaiah 55:9 says, “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” One thing that makes God God is that He doesn’t have to follow our roadmap. Which would you rather have: a life designed by Someone who’s omnipotent and omnipresent or by you, a vapor who still can’t solve a rubix cube?
It will be two years since we met the first time, and we just married.” Who knew this was the new hip way to get hitched? Apparently, there is something special to be found online for the single heart that chooses to look there.
As popular as this is becoming, e-love still begs a few questions: Where Does God Factor? In response to this, a friend of mine told me, “Look, you hire an agent when you buy a house; you have an advisor to help you choose courses in college. The anonymous nature of conversing online is like a mating call to the weirdos of the world.
I believe nothing is impossible for God and no matter how probable or improbable it is for me to meet someone in my given circumstances, God can do all things…