I may be more “old school” than most of you who read this website but when I was growing up, females were not expected to do anything but grow up, get married and have children. Nothing else much was expected of them. Those are not undesirable accomplishments, but many of us were never encouraged to pursue a professional life. Thank goodness, things have drastically changed and women now hold high and important positions in corporate America. But there still is somewhat of a stigma on those who are unmarried to do so or you are somehow less of a person because you need a “better half.”
There were nearly 100,000 unmarried people in the United States and there is a plethora of online dating sites poised to let you that without their services, you will remain “alone and lonely.”
The impetus behind this blog is when I hear or read advertisements for these sites (many of them Christian) they imply that they will help you find the right mate, that they can create the long term relationship you need and your “perfect” match can be found by going on their site. One bragged that because of them, 120 weddings were performed a day. I was on an e-commerce’s site recently and they advertised a book written by someone who said that people are not complete without a mate and that God does not desire you to be incomplete.
I cannot assume to know what God knows, but I assure you that I know God well enough to say that He does not consider me (or others) incomplete because we are currently single. The online dating market generated around 900 million dollars in revenue in 2011 off people and these services are making money because they tell people they are “lonely.” That has put a burr under my saddle.
Love is the strongest emotion there is and the one thing everyone wants, even more than money. How can it not be, God created us. But let Him be your matchmaker and trust that He will bring you who He deems your mate in this life to be.