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Christian dating in Canada: keep the faith in love

Three Christian churches in Nova Scotia

Are you Christian, dating in Canada and looking for a partner who shares your beliefs, both in a loving future and in God? EliteSingles can help, matching you with Christian singles who share your values; Canadian men and women who are looking for a spiritually supportive partnership. If you’re ready to find a connection that lasts, then join EliteSingles today.

Being Christian in Canada

Some 67% of Canadians identify as Christian.1 Sounds impressive, doesn’t it? At least it does until you realize that not all of these Canadian Christians can be considered ‘active’ in their church communities. In fact, as a recent Pew Research Report pointed out, the percentage of Canadians who attend church regularly has fallen 16% in the last 25 years (it’s now hovering around 27%).2 This goes to prove what so many spiritually-minded Canadians already know, that there’s a difference between being a cultural, church-on-Christmas Christian and actually being a dedicated worshipper of Christ.

The difficulties of meeting Christian singles

This may be a small matter for some but for Christian singles who want a faith-filled partnership, it’s a vital difference, and one that adds to the challenge of finding a partner who you trust shares the same values. This difficulty is enhanced by the fact that not all church-going Canadians are suitable date material: in truth, many of those who do attend church are already in relationships, married or in significantly different age brackets.

my partner’s faith is the most important aspect when considering who I date

– Rebecca Vandemark, Christian blogger

Rebecca Vandemark (33) is one Christian single who knows first hand the difficulties involved with faith-based dating. 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.”3

Christian dating: easier online?

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. And, for many Canadians, that right place is online, with dating sites like EliteSingles.

Christians should look online for dates…because that’s where the people are!

– Janelle Paris, social anthropologist at Messiah College

Indeed, a surprisingly large percentage of Christian singles are turning to the internet to find a long-term, spiritually-connected partner. In the words of Jenell Paris, social anthropologist at Messiah College; “Christians should look online for dates…because that’s where the people are!”4 That’s because online dating is an excellent way for Christian singles to take the reins when it comes to romance. Not only does the creation of a personalized profile allow a chance to be upfront about the importance of God in one’s life, dating sites create a space where religious singles can actively seek someone who has similar priorities.

Are you Christian? Dating in Canada? The journey towards a truly meaningful connection starts here. Why not give it a go? Join EliteSingles today.

Sources:

1 Matthew Block, writing for First Things, 2013. Religion in Canada: The New Numbers. Found at http://www.firstthings.com/blogs/firstthoughts/2013/05/religion-in-canada-the-new-numbers

2 Pew Research: Canada’s Changing Religious Landscape, June 2013. Found at http://www.firstthings.com/blogs/firstthoughts/2013/05/religion-in-canada-the-new-numbers

3 Rebecca Vandemark is a Christian blogger and author at http://www.caravansonnet.com/. All of her quotes are from an exclusive EliteSingles interview, August 2013.

4 Jenell Williams Paris: Christianity Today: Is Online Dating for Christians,found at http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2011/october/online-dating-christians.html, 2011.

5 Carrie Lloyd is an author and Christian dating expert who primarily blogs at Her Glass Slipper (http://www.herglassslipper.co.uk/) All of her quotes are from an exclusive EliteSingles interview, 2013.

6 Cacioppo, J.T., Cacioppo, S., Gonzaga, G.C., Ogburn, E.L., and VanderWeele, T.J. ‘Marital satisfaction and break-ups differ across on-line and off-line meeting venues’, PNAS. 2013.

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