She stressed the importance of shared spirituality for building a solid relationship foundation saying: “My faith decides my core values.
But psychological research challenges this intuition. Though people often expect more choice to enhance their decision making, we may in fact be overwhelmed by an extensive set of options, reducing both the motivation to decide and eventual choice satisfaction.In a study investigating this “tyranny of choice” Iyengar and Lepper found evidence of this contradiction.This means your focus can solely be on enjoying your dates and getting to know new people.Logic tells us that our decisions lead to better outcomes when presented with a bigger option-set.With a decision which could shape our entire lives, choosing between 100 partner suggestions seems preferable to choosing between 5.
By considering more people, we feel more confident in finding someone closely matching what we are looking for.
Indeed, Rebecca, who says that “my partner’s faith is the most important aspect when considering who I date,” thinks that part of the challenge of Christian dating is that the “church is not equipped to handle singles over the age of twenty-five.” Yet, it is possible to find romantic success on the Christian dating scene, no matter what age or romantic background you are from.
You can meet someone who shares your passion for God’s word and His love - you just have to look in the right place.
In fact, the research also pointed out that the amount of Americans attending church regularly has dropped somewhat in the last years. More and more Christian singles are joining dating websites to find a spiritually supportive partnership. This difficulty is enhanced by the fact that not all church-going Americans are suitable date material: in truth, many of those who do attend church are already in relationships, married or in significantly different age brackets.
- Rebecca Vandemark, Christian blogger Rebecca Vandemark (33) is one Christian single who knows first hand the difficulties involved with faith-based dating.
A recent study by Harvard and Chicago universities also found that marriages beginning via online dating were both more satisfying and less likely to end in divorce.