Monthly Archives: January 2013

Be Yourself When Christian Dating

A lot of singles know that Christian dating can be quite cumbersome. No, we’re not implying that Christian dating is a chore. But whether one admits it or not, it can be a little bit of a struggle finding a date sometimes.

Think about it. How long have you been Christian dating? Chances are, you’ve gone to so many parties and pubs. And most likely, you’ve had a few dates on occasion. But that’s just it. They just didn’t work out.

So here you are, back to square one in the whole Christian dating game. Not to worry old boy. You can still find a mate while going about your daily routine. What? Have you gone mad, you ask? No, we’re serious. Try some of the following:

  1. First of all, examine yourself. What could be the reason for all those past relationships not working out? While you may assert that they just weren’t “the one”, there is more to it than that. Learn from your past mistakes and make a firm resolve not to commit them again.
  2. Change your outlook in life. So you’ve had a few bad dates. We all have. Don’t let these setbacks discourage you from moving forward. Not all dates are meant to turn out the wrong way. You will hit it off sometime soon. Just be patient. And think positive.
  3. Get to know yourself. Before you meet other people, why not get to know yourself first. This is really the best place to start. Know what you like as well as what you don’t like. Know the real you. And accept him or her. People who aren’t comfortable with themselves will have a hard time accepting others.
  4. Get out more. There are numerous places to see. Now is the perfect time to see them. And why not be with the best companion you can have – yourself.
  5. While you’re out there, keep your eyes open for possible dates. No, we’re not saying that’s all you should do. But when you do see one, don’t let the opportunity pass you by. Subtle flirting techniques as well as polite yet interesting “ice breakers” will definitely come in handy.
  6. Remember that the whole point of this exercise is to fit it into your lifestyle. This means that you need not go far to find a potential date. Go about your usual routine. If you like going to the gym for instance, then start there. There are lots of interesting men and women at the gym. And the common interest will give you something to talk about during those crucial first minutes.
  7. Have you ever wanted to learn something new? Now is the time. Not only will you be enriching your knowledge, you may just find the love of your life here.

Remember that Christian dating need not be a struggle. All it takes is being yourself. No matter who you are.

New Year, New Christian Dating Profile

Updating your Christian Dating profile is an important first step in the dating game

For each Christian dating service you join, you will have to write a paragraph or two about yourself. This is the information that your potential dates will read, and the way your write it can make the difference between lots of responses and none at all. If you’ve never tried writing a personal ad before, or your previous ads haven’t generated much of a response, try using these useful hints next time round:

  •  Make a list

Before you begin writing, make a list of the things that are most important to you. Split it into two sections; words that describe you and what you are interested in, and words that describe what you’re looking for in a Christian date. Use these lists as the basis for your profile and remember to focus on the things you do like rather than the things you don’t.

  • About you

What are you interested in? Theatre, music, football, cars, running – whatever it is that makes you who you are. Focus on things that you can do with your date – going to gigs, Saturday night clubbing, sailing or walking. These all give an indication of the type of person you are and the fact that you want to attract a Christian date who shares your passions.

  • About them

This is your chance to say what you’re looking for. Whether you specify height, age, smoker or non-smoker or the interests you’d like to share, you need to be sure that the descriptions you use will attract the sort of interest you’re after.

  • Sell yourself

Your profile is your own personal sales brochure. Use it to tell people what you have to offer and why they should get in touch with you. Whilst you don’t want to tell all at such an early stage in the dating process, you need to give enough information to spark some interest, and hold back enough to make them want to know more. Use positive language and maybe even some humour to encourage a response.

  • Draft and check

Never just write a profile off the top of your head and stick it online. Always write a draft and then ask someone you trust to read it and make comments. You’re not an objective observer here, so choose someone who knows you, knows what you want and will tell you honestly if your profile reads well.

  • Post it!

Once you’re happy that your profile sells you well, and is asking for the right people to respond, post it, sit back and wait for those potential Christian dates to flood in!

Keep Warm While Christian Dating This New Year

Christian dating can be a hassle for a lot couples, particularly during the winter months. No, there isn’t anything wrong with dating during this time of the year. It’s just that the cold weather tends to make long walks and even going out itself a bit of a chore.

Yes, the chill does put a damper on Christian dating for most of couples. This is especially true if you’re used to going out for a picnic or if you love the great outdoors. The freezing temperatures and all that rain can leave you out in the cold, literally.

You do not have to worry if you and your partner happen to find yourselves in such a predicament. You can still have fun Christian dating while keeping warm. Here are a few dating ideas for the winter months:

- Dancing On Ice: One of the best-loved TV shows is always an excellent idea at this time of the year. You and your loved one can cuddle up while watching your favourite performers do their famous moves.

- If you want to be in the thick of the action, you can go ice-skating instead. The two of you can go down to your neighbourhood skating rink and skate to your heart’s content. Don’t know how to skate you say? This is as good a time as ever to learn, right?

- Remember that the holidays are about giving. Christmas may be over but as Christian’s you know that it is important to live the true spirit of the season the whole year through. Helping out at your local homeless shelter or give a few gifts or some used clothing to some needy children. Cook a meal and help out at their soup kitchen. This is a fabulous way for you and your significant other to share all the blessings you’ve received the past year.

- Stay indoors and throw your own private celebration. Has the past year found the two of you looking for that much-needed quality time together? This is the perfect time for that. You can cook your favourite dishes, throw in a bottle of wine and have a candlelit dinner, just the two of you. The warm fireplace can serve as an after-dinner treat as you and your love and snuggle close while keeping warm.

The aforementioned ideas show you that the winter chill need not dampen your Christian dating experience. Remember that you do not have to go on your regular routine to call it a date. The essentials of dating are you, your partner, and the two of you spending quality time together – wherever you are, whatever you do. Have fun!

Christian Dating, New Year 2013

The start of the New Year is exactly the right time to think about Christian dating again.

New year is the time for new resolutions; dusting yourself down and making a new start. If you’re serious about having fun this year, and maybe being part of a serious relationship by next Christmas, then you need to start looking for some new dates.

 Where better to look than an online dating service which specializes in Christian dating ? An increasing number of people are going online in an effort to find a date, and most of them are being rewarded with a wide range of people to choose from. What’s more, the numbers of serious, long-term relationships that have developed from online dating services are growing too, which is another reason why you should get online today.

What do you want?

 Before you join a dating service, make sure you know what you want. Defining the types of people you want to meet and the sorts of relationships you want to have will also partly decide which dating websites you choose. With a dating service like MatchMeNowChristian, you can choose from thousands of Christian members, and spend time chatting online or emailing before you meet in person. If you don’t have any luck first time round, then just keep browsing, or take a couple of weeks off and then come back and try again. The site is here for you to enjoy and make the most of, so take your time and the dating rewards could be coming your way.

 Choosing a Dating Service

 When you are browsing online, pay attention to the site you’re using. How user friendly is it? Is all the information you want available? Does it tell you how much it costs to join the service? What does it tell you about security and protection whilst your dating online? Does it give you help and advice on using the site and dating in general? And does it cater for the sort of dates you’re looking for? Does it specialize in Christian dating? You must feel comfortable with the site and the services it offers.

 The most important thing to remember is that you’re looking for a date, or at least for some new people to meet. Once you’ve decided to take the plunge and browse through dating service members, you’ll be surprised by how easy and attractive online dating is. Try it today and enjoy your new year of Christian dating!