Are you a Christian over the age of fifty years? As a Christian who is playing the field dating, there are some things you need to consider. Do you wish to date someone with a similar faith as you? Sometimes dating as a Christian can be hard. Ultimately you have to look deep inside and ponder on whether or not the faith of your partner matters to you. For some Christians, it is very important to find someone who is also a Christian. On the other hand, there are Christians who venture out of their own faith and have no problem dating someone with other beliefs, such as a completely different religion, or even an atheist. There is nothing wrong with either of those two decisions, it is just a personal preference. It is important for you to know how you feel on this subject, though.
If you feel completely comfortable dating someone of any different
faith, this opens your options up a lot. In this case, you could meet
someone practically anywhere and get to know them. A lot of times love
will find you when you least expect it. The best piece of advice for
people seeking love is to not search too hard. Love will find you in due
time without all of the searching. Keep an open mind where ever you
are. You should see everyone as a friend, and if more comes of it, than
your wish to find love will come true. Don’t assume that you need to go
somewhere like a club to meet someone or use dating sites. While dating
sites are not always horrible, sometimes it’s better to go about dating
someone the old fashioned way. Some great places to meet people are
grocery stores, church, etc.
As a Christian woman that wants to date strictly other Christians, it
would probably be great to meet someone at your church. If you go to a
church where you know everyone, consider getting to know someone that
you have seen a lot, but never paid much attention to. Another option is
checking out a new church of the same faith as you. The church will be a
great place for you to meet a person since you already know the persons
faith. Also, it would be great to check out some Christian dating sites
if you don’t mind taking a more modern approach to dating.
Given that you have already found someone to go out on a date with,
there are some things to keep in mind. On your date, you should be
yourself. Act casual and not too clingy. Regardless of religion, nobody
wants to pursue a relationship with someone that seems very desperate.
Don’t rush into things. If you are a Christian that decides to date
outside of your own faith, make sure to be respectful of the other
persons beliefs as far as faith goes. Don’t date someone with a
different faith and hope to change them. Relationships involve loving
the person for who they are and not being afraid to make sacrifices.
Even if you date someone with the same faith, the person will still have
some beliefs that are different from you. Remember that you can love
someone with different beliefs from you, there is nothing wrong with
that. Take the time to get to know people and have fun in the dating
When you are a Christian, one of the most important things to keep in
mind while you are dating is to fall in love, not in lust. When you
love someone you display the fruit of the Spirit. Love brings self
control. When you are in control, you can swallow your pride and you can
make sacrifice. In this world it is not hard to fall astray into the
dangers of lust. Be cautious in your feelings and make sure that you are
falling in love, not in lust. Love is what God gives and love is what
you want. While dating, allow the Holy Spirit to direct and lead you.
Examine the way you feel and the reason that you are seeking love. What
are your motives? Are you really seeking genuine affection or do you
want power, control, or to gratify your own ego? It is essential to know
your own motives. Understand that you don’t go into a relationship to
make yourself whole. Prior to dating, you should already be whole. Do
not look for someone to save you. You should already be saved in Christ
and you should be ready to join someone for genuine love.