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Is Internet Dating Biblical

Is it Biblical to look for a wife or a husband on internet dating sites?

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 ---jannet on 12/16/10
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I would like to make a distinction between "meeting one's spouse on internet" and "looking/searching for a spouse on the internet". The 1st can be 'godly and natural' while the 2nd may mean "impatience or desperation or despondency".
---Adetunji on 12/21/10

Another question that made me start laughing uncontrollably! I think that the answer should be obvious to anyone. Our Earthly relationships should be positive, constructive, ones that glorify GOD.

GOD doesn't care about HOW you go about finding a friend, date, or mate. However, GOD does care about the END RESULT. As others have already pointed out, you need to be careful.

Get to know ANY person that you meet: in person, via a printed personal advertisement, electronically on an internet site, etc.

Pray that GOD will either help the friendship blossom and move forward, or end before any feelings get hurt.
---Augie on 12/18/10

I've found & not only on this site, but some others also. Ladies looking for a sugar - daddy. I'm 63 & there has been some from the ages 25 - 50 to email me & I tell them, I've been told by some, when younger Ladies email older men, that they'r looking for s - daddies. Also when I tell them, that I'm crimped up with
phys prob's with my, shoulders - arms that effects my hands from a fall & being on s sec disa, I hear no more from them.
---Lawrence on 12/18/10

It is Biblical to do what God leads you to do. He is able to put you together with someone where you live, if He really wants you to marry. So, I'm curious why people can't find a truly Christian person where they are. Maybe I'm not being honest and humble with God and I need to get real with God so I can connect with another really Christian person. But God is not limited. We are connected in the Holy Spirit, not on the Net, with all our Christian Family everywhere. There are people who have fooled themselves into marrying ones they have even lived with. So, knowing someone is not the way to make sure.
---Bill_willa6989 on 12/17/10

I met one of my dearest friends on CN. I also met another a world away so I probably won't ever get to meet her but we have been writing each other for 7 years. She is in New Zealand and I am from Georgia. I also met a very very sweet person on here and we have become good friends. Gotta be careful tho.
---shira3877 on 12/17/10

Actually the only "Biblical" way to find a spouse is through an arranged marriage, because that is the only way this was done, as described in both Testaments.
---Cluny on 12/16/10

Jannet,If you look closely you'll see "Christian Dating" section righ here on C Net!
---1st_cliff on 12/16/10

Its not the method, its the motive that attaches technology to Biblical principles.

To the pure all things are pure, internet can be misused but so can traditional methods of social interaction.

I have a fellow minister who met his Panamanian wife on a Christian dating site and married her over two years ago, and they are still going strong.

I know another man who met his wife/ ex-wife through typical social means and two months later got divorced.

So you see it is about motive not method.
God Bless, Paul
---paul on 12/16/10

The Bible is silent on this issue. But, there are certain "rules" that must be followed if you use anytype of Internet dating service. 1. If you elect to meet this person, make sure it's in a group, not alone. 2. While you may use internet dating as an intial contact, don't depend on it for long term relationships. 3.Make sure the person you contact is what they say they are, it's easy to present a "pictue" that's not true on the Internet.4. Use a reputalbe dating service - check them out.
---wivv on 12/16/10

What a strange question......

It is just as biblical as the verse that said we should use computers and blog on Christianet........

In IC.XC.,
---Ignatius on 12/16/10

How can it be "biblical" or unbiblical when the internet wasn't available then? :)
---Mary on 12/16/10

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