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Christian Mingle had to approve my bio and photos before they went public. I thought choosing “Charismatic” would show how charming and fun I was, but Google informed me that it is in fact a kind of Christianity that “emphasizes the work of the Holy Spirit, spiritual gifts and modern-day miracles as an everyday part of a believer’s life.” Whoops.
It fits with my experience in university when I met girls in some of the Christian campus groups.
Many of them swore off “dating,” preferring to use the term “courting.” They promoted extreme versions of chastity: many refused to even hold hands before marriage, while others insisted they were “embracing singleness” for an indefinite period of time as part of their religious calling.
So I spent a month on JSwipe, dharma Match, Atheist Passions and Christian Mingle.
I did not meet the religious (or spiritual, or atheist) man of my dreams, but I did laugh — a lot.