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? But for most, the issue of dating involves "romantic attraction and desire." Therefore "dating" must be approached by what the Scripture says regarding romantic desire and marriage, the only relationship in which romantic desire is to be fully expressed.
Yet, in our experience as marriage counselors, we have found that even mature believers often don’t have a clear biblical basis for their beliefs.Fears of cheating, dishonesty, and vulnerability begin to creep into the picture. With the rise of social media and technology-driven interactions, I get a lot of questions concerning the topic of online dating relationships.Insecurities, worries, and doubts begin filling the imagination; paranoia that you’re being played like an episode of . Additionally, there is a trend in the Christian culture that says trying to find love online is somehow not “waiting on God”, but often, this philosophy comes with a double-standard.In addition to what all of you saw on the blog, I have received dozens of questions and comments in e-mails, which I and the folks at Boundless have culled through to see what the most pressing questions seem to be.Judging from both frequency and "passion," the most pressing questions arising from the last piece involve physical involvement — which I'm about to cover, initiation of relationships (especially the bit about involving the woman's father), and the practical details of how one of these relationships works.