And then continue to support your friends, whether they remain single or get married.a commandment, or religious duty.
I wasn’t sure I had the wherewithal to ensure that I would treat these potential dates as human beings, not as commodities.
But closing the door to online dating left me searching for other ways to meet new people. It wasn’t a new technological trend; it didn’t require me to pay a monthly fee or fill out a profile. I’d always rolled my eyes when well-meaning church ladies suggested setting me up.
But singles benefit from the accountability of people who will speak the truth to them in love (Eph. God often communicates his wisdom to us through other believers when we have blind spots, and there is perhaps no other relationship as fraught with blind spots as dating.
In my memoir, , I recount my quest to invite my friends and family into my relationships. Paper-Perfect” was interested in me or whether I was being too swayed by “The Linebacker’s” charm, I had people to advise me from a place of love and trust.
If you’re married, prayerfully consider introducing two potentially compatible single people you know, if they’re interested in being set up.
Ask your single friends how you can support them and pray for them.During my blind dating stint, I became intrigued enough by the idea of matchmaking that I did some research on it.My most fascinating discovery was on the role of matchmaking among Orthodox Jews.But as age 30 crept closer, I opened myself up to blind dates. Although the first eight dates proved mostly awkward and sometimes mortifying, I still appreciated being set up.Even when the dates flopped, I felt loved knowing that the matchmakers had made an effort for the sake of my potential happiness.Dating portals put the responsibility on the individual to do the searching and selecting.