This brings us to the biggest con of online anything: The bad guys lie.The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children says that 1 in 5 children are sexually solicited online. Pro: There are great people online (I have found them, know them, and am one of them).Pro: For someone immersed in a career or ministry, online dating can open up opportunities that normally would not exist. There is no “Well, I plan on dating someone for six years while I finish my Star Wars collection (sorry, guys), master the art of cooking Ramen, and move out of my mom’s basement; then, maybe I will consider marriage.” For the most part, the people on dating sites want to be married—soon. However, for every good, godly guy online, there is a bad one.
In the Bible times, these did not exist in the same form that we see them today.Once upon a time, Debbie Maken found herself still single at 28 and growing in her discontent.She was "dating-wearied, lonely, depressed, frustrated, and, yes, terrified of the future." Finally giving herself permission to feel these tough emotions, she took the exit ramp from her church singles class, gave a fresh look at what the Bible says about singleness and marriage, and finally realized she had to get serious if she was ever going to get married.Back then, families helped young women and men meet and become engaged and often chose their children’s mates for them.Today, singles are more on their own to find a mate.