Are you tired of swiping right and not getting any matches? Or going on first dates that have no hope of a second? Or getting to know someone you really like only for them to feel differently? Are you tired of Christian dating? Do you feel like giving up completely?
Dating isn’t easy. It can be discouraging to pour your time and energy into finding a relationship without seeing any results. You might feel like you've been waiting forever for Mr. or Mrs. Right to come along, and it's tempting to give up hope. If you're feeling frustrated with Christian dating, here are a few things to remember to help you stay positive and not give up on love.
1. Remember that God is in Control
God is in control of everything, including your love life. He knows what and who is best for you. His timing is perfect, even when it doesn’t feel like it. So, when you feel like giving up on Christian dating, go to God. Pray about how and who you’re dating and ask for wisdom and guidance moving forward. Maybe it’s time to take a step back. Maybe it’s time to expand your horizons and give someone who isn’t typically your “type” a chance. Maybe it’s time to read some Bible verses to stay encouraged and not give up on love!
2. Remember that Dating isn’t a Waste
It can be really frustrating to spend time and energy getting to know someone only for it not to work out long-term. But even if you don't end up marrying the person you're dating now, the experience can still be beneficial. It's a chance to learn about yourself and what you want and don’t want in a relationship. Rather than viewing it as a waste of time, think about what you learned from the experience and how you can use it to make the next experience better.
3. Remember that You Can Make Christian Dating Fun
You can’t force someone to match with you on a dating app or go out with you again if they don’t want to. But there are some things you can do to make Christian dating more fun. Start by planning really fun dates when you do get a match. Whether you’re going on a FaceTime date or an in-person meet-up, do something spontaneous. Plan an activity you’ve always wanted to do but have never done before. That way, even if the person isn’t “the one,” you’ll have a new, exciting experience under your belt.
Christian dating isn’t easy, but it isn’t a waste of time either. Whether you learn from the experience or simply have a really awesome date, you can make the most of your search for love!
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