Online christian mingle dating

The selection proves again that while the Lord may “looketh at the heart,” His people are still very much interested in outward appearances.

Their profile pictures are surprisingly provocative—low cut shirts, exposed shoulders, skin-tight pants, pouty lips.

The new trend in dating sites built exclusively for Christians may have emerged long after their general market analogs but they make few strides in avoiding the same pitfalls.

As usual, the Christian sub-culture is a step behind and not an inch deeper—from music to books to fashion trends, and now online dating.

The site is designed exclusively for Christians who adhere to the Calvinist tradition, a theological system that focuses on human depravity, God’s sovereignty, and the idea that God has already chosen the select few who will be saved.After entering my email address, zip code, and height, I’m asked, “What is your body type? This paradox is one of several that causes me to wonder if increasingly popular Christian dating websites undermine the faith-values of their users.” My cursor hovers above “Washboard,” but in the end, I select, “I should maybe lose a few.” Next comes eye color, ethnicity, education, occupation, and smoking and drinking preferences. I’m questioned on what type of church I attend, how often I go, and what ministry I’m involved in. As of 2011, Christian Mingle had garnered more than 5 million users, and it generated .9 million in revenue during the first nine months of 2012.But those who are familiar with the song will note that the “arms” mentioned are God’s and not Prince Charming’s.Titled “Love Song,” the hit tune by Jars of Clay is about God calling us into loving relationship with Himself.

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