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Online Dating Services Have Potential According To ChristiaNet.com Poll

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ChristiaNet.com (http://www.christianet.com), the world's largest Christian portal with twelve million monthly page loads, asked readers to participate in a new survey by answering the question, "Have you used a dating site for a date?" Many of the participants have used online dating services for dating and have had good experiences. One reader wrote, "Yes, and I am still using it. To tell you the truth it has turned out great!" However, the majority of readers who participated in the survey haven't tried using free dating sites. (http://www.christianet.com/christiandating/)

Out of the 313 responses, 210 answered "no" to the survey question. The consensus with this group is that most do not trust free dating sites. However, numerous readers have used the Internet to meet Christian penpals. A reader in this group wrote, "I'm married and not looking for a date but only to make new friends, and thanks to ChristiaNet I've done it!" There are a great number of Believers who feel that using online dating services to find a date is risky.

Ninety-three participants have had some experience with using the Internet to find a date. The majority of this group use only Christian sites; some have had success dating and others have not. Bill Cooper, President of ChristiaNet, says, "Online dating services provide the forum for people to meet. It is up to each individual as to how they approach this. Pray for guidance when using any venue to meet people." There are some free Christian sites that make it possible to talk safely with other members before making any commitments to meet by starting out as Christian penpals.

Ten readers were unsure about the survey question. Some readers do not have any experience with sites that provide forums for dating or making new friends. Many people seem to be more interested in meeting people from different cultures as a Christian penpal. One asian Believer wrote, "As an Asian, the meaning of date to us is different from the meaning of date in the western world." Some Christians live in remote parts of the world and feel that it is not realistic to peruse the Internet for a date because most of the people on dating sites live too far away.  For more information, visit: http://www.christianet.com/articles/

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ChristiaNet.com (http://www.christianet.com), the world's largest Christian portal with twelve million monthly page loads, receives around one million visitors per month and has 400,000 email subscribers who have access to an online shopping mall, job bank, Biblical and life application resources, free ecards, Christian blogs and friendship communities.