ChristiaNet.com (http://www.christianet.com), the world's largest Christian portal with twelve million monthly page loads, conducted a new survey by asking readers, "Do you consider singles sites trustworthy?" The majority of readers were unsure about online dating sites. One reader commented, "Not all sites are. Some can be trusted because of the scrutiny of the operators who make sure that elements of untrustworthiness are dealt with early or do not appear. Some simply do not check for such issues and the sites become a risk." Online dating sites for Christian singles should monitor content and provide ways for users to report those who abuse the rules. (http://www.christianet.com/christiandating/)
Out of 313 participants, 134 questioned the trustworthiness of dating sites on the Internet because of bad experiences. One reader stated, "It all depends on the people using the site. Many hurting and lonely people are prey for sheep in wolves clothing." For this reason, Believers should never give out their personal information until they have determined that they can trust the person they are communicating with. A trustworthy forum for Christian singles provides security by keeping personal information confidential.
Numerous Believers feel that most singles sites on the Internet are not trustworthy. There were 122 who responded "no" to the survey question. The overall consensus is that there are people on dating sites for Christians who are not truly Believers. They pretend to be Christians for unscrupulous reasons. One participant made a good point by writing, "Yes, the site may be trustworthy but the people who use it might not be."
Fifty-seven readers responded "yes" to the survey question. Overall the consensus with this group is that there are some trustworthy ways to meet Christian singles online. One Believer wrote, "Singles sites are just as safe as being in public, but can also be just as dangerous. Caution needs to be used." Bill Cooper, President of ChristiaNet, offered good advice on using an online dating site by saying, "Read through the frequently asked questions, see if the content is monitored and if there is a way to block members who are breaking the rules. In addition, check out the overall content on the website to see if it follows a Christian format." For more information, visit: http://www.christianet.com/articles/
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.