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3 Hardest Things About Christian Dating

Christian dating is quite a unique niche in the larger dating world because you get all the difference and diversity within the group, but with that one binding thing they have in common – their faith. Mind you, the exact denomination of that faith can also differ quite widely.

In today’s blog, we’re looking at some of the hardest things about dating life as a Christian and how you might overcome them.

Problem 1: Shrinking Communities

In many parts of the world, and especially Europe, the number of religious individuals is in decline. Those looking to date within their own community can run into problems meeting people. It would be easy for Christian to start thinking that they’re never likely to meet anyone.

Solution: Explore Christian dating sites and discover a whole world of Christian singles out there. Dedicated platforms like, and many others provide a large and affordable platform to meet like-minded singles. Christian Café in particular has more than 200,000 members and has been active for more than 20 years.

Problem 2: Conflicting Faith

The Christian world is not monolithic. Many different denominations exist along with a huge array of different beliefs. For a Christian single, it can feel like you’re being marginalized within an already smaller sub-group of dedicated singles. There’s the added issue of connecting with someone only to discover too late that there’s a fatal spiritual incompatibility.

Solution: Make your available online information as clear and comprehensive with regards to your beliefs so that people know who you are. If people do this, then they can create better, more accurate matches with people they share those things with in common.

Problem 3: Differences in Opinion

Besides differences in faith and spiritual direction, there’s an added potential conflict for Christian daters which is rooted in personal morality. For example, some Christians are comfortable with the idea of sex before marriage, but others are not. Furthermore this might not be a belief that they share on their profile.

Solution: The first part of the solution is to follow the example of problem 2 above, ensuring that your profile clearly states any important beliefs that will be “deal breakers” for you when dating. Another important part of the solution here is to take time to communicate with new connections before agreeing to meet or even go on a proper date. Such critical differences can typically emerge through decent conversation

Life can be hard as a Christian single, and you may get to the point where you feel you want to give up. The fact is, however, that there are many others like you looking for that love connection. Use the resources at your disposal and connect with a fellow Christian for life.