Several years ago, when 32-year-old Catherine Langford heard the words "online dating," she thought, "Losers do this kind of thing." Today, the clinical psychologist has been dating her boyfriend, a pastor she met on e Harmony, for over 19 months.
Sites for every possible Christian subgroup, from Sovereign Grace Singles to Menno Meet, have popped up like mushrooms.
While concerns about online dating do surface, many now view Internet dating as simply another venue in which to find a marriage partner.
Participants attend a sponsored event and go on a series of very brief “dates,” about four minutes each.
Typically the women sit scattered around a room, and the men make the rounds.
Women who chose unwisely could end up facing years of motherhood without the critical help that a stable partner would have provided.