While there is no telling what makes for an ideal relationship, if religion is very important to you and you share the same spiritual philosophy and values with your partner, it is that much easier to have a happy life together. So if you are a Christian woman and are looking to meet a potential partner, here are ten top places where you can come across single, Christian men.
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Your neighborhood church is naturally the first place where you should look for an eligible male if you are interested in a relationship with someone who shares your religious values. You can be more or less assured that a man who is regular with the Sunday services, takes his spiritual side seriously. However avoid church hopping which involves skipping from church to church while looking for a singles group with potential partners. Such people may attend the Saturday night worship in their own church and then head out for another one or the Sunday service and perhaps the third on a weekday for Bible study. This practice is not only disrespectful of the faith and church but also is unlikely to yield concrete result while looking for the right person since it involves being in too many places at the same time. Rather stick to one church and if you are part of its singles group, try to build genuine, lasting friendships since you never know who may help in meeting the right person.
Yet another good idea to meet Christian single men is to attend the various types of community events organized by the Church like fetes and Christmas parties for children. Better still; offer to volunteer for the organization of these events since that will give you more opportunities to get to know all the single men in your community who share your faith. And should you happen to meet someone you like, you will have a neutral way of checking out the guy before he asks you out.
If you are a Christian single parent, looking for a serious relationship, why not enlist the help of your kid’s school? Be a regular participant of parents’ associations and interact with other students in your child’s class. Moreover what could be a better reason to attend those parent-teacher meetings and open days at your kid’s school? You just might happen to come across a single man who is also a practicing Christian and similarly looking for a potential partner. The best part of such a possibility is that he too is likely to be a father and hence someone attached to his faith and family.
Internet dating sites
There are several dating websites which cater to requirements of specific groups. So look for a dating site which fulfils the needs of Christian singles – both men and women. Many of these sites are a combination of social network, singles club and home groups focused on bringing together men and women who subscribe to Christian values and are looking for partners sharing the same faith. While the most reputed among such dating websites are careful not to hand out personal and contact details of their members, ultimately the actual responsibility of protecting your privacy and ensuring your safety lies with you.
Expand your horizons
Another useful way that Christians – and non-Christians for that matter – often meet potential partners is to expand their range of interests. Take up a new hobby or join a class devoted to pursuit of special interests. If you can make these interests relevant to your faith, the chances of meeting the right person will be greater. For instance if you are interested in art, why not take a course on the history of European Medieval Christian painting or architecture? Again if you are media savvy, how about volunteering to launch a publicity campaign for a Christian association like a self-help group for abandoned women or a home for orphaned children?
Professional dating/matchmaking services
If you have been unable to meet an eligible Christian man despite looking in many places, why not take the help of professionals? These dating agencies are useful for people who have hectic working schedules and do not fancy running from one date to another. Look for dating agencies which specially cater to Christian singles or hire a reputed service provider who have clients of various religious or social groups. Even though they are more expensive that dating websites, the biggest advantage of professional dating services is that they screen out undesirable applicants and introduce you to potential dates who come closest to your requirements. Again if you are serious about a committed relationship, you could also head for professional matchmaking services that meet the specific needs of Christian singles.
Sound out your family
Often the best people to help you know Christian single men would be members of your own family who practice your faith. Ask siblings, cousins, aunts and uncles if they happen to know of decent single Christians you could date. They may already do so but may have been waiting for you to take the initiative. And even if they cannot think of any such men immediately, ask your family members to keep a look out since that will widen the circle of people that you are going to know exponentially. Most people, and especially your family, would jump at a chance of playing matchmaker.
Involve yourself in spiritual endeavors that try to make a difference to people who need help. Volunteer to help out in health clinics for the Christian poor or Christian projects which make housing facilities for the homeless.
Look through personal ads in your community periodicals or town newspaper. Many times single men may be shy about joining local singles groups and doubtful about dating websites. And yet there may be Christian single men among them who may prove to be caring and respectable dates.
Finally have faith in the Heavenly Father who has brought you on earth. Be sure that He has also picked out the right mate for you. So pray to the Lord to prepare you both for meeting and until that happens, wait with patience.