But for Christian women, online dating usually brings up a question: What does it look like for a man to pursue a woman online?
I learnt about Bumble when I was minding my own beeswax one day and noticed that Tinder had pinged me about a new match.
As I opened the app, I realised that my match had already dropped me a message.
As I've written on this site before, "practice" and "recreation" are not good reasons to date.
Dating is for the purpose of finding a marriage partner.
In my view, if you can't happily picture yourself married within a year, you're not in a position to date.
Third, once you decide that you are ready to date, look to God's Word to decide the kind of person to date, and evaluate potential dating partners on those criteria, rather than relying primarily on the world's treatment of ideas like "attraction" and "chemistry." I wrote at some length on this in my article, "Brother, You're Like a Six." For you busy singles with time for only one mildly irritating column per day, the summary is this: Pick a potential dating partner with an eye toward godly manhood and womanhood — with an eye toward who would make a good husband or wife, defined by those characteristics esteems in His Word, not the ones Hollywood likes.
How can you turn an awkward first date with the man of your dreams into the relationship you’ve dreamed of?
But exactly how do you find out without asking him outright and getting a look like you’ve just asked him to marry you?
As a practical matter, are you responsible and holy in the way you possess your own spirit, mind and body?
As you move into the stage of life in which you begin to seriously consider marriage generally or a particular relationship, your first step should be to soberly reflect, before God, on your own spiritual walk and maturity in Christ.
Like Tinder and a multitude of other dating apps, Bumble allows you to attempt to make a connection, or not, by swiping right or left.