It was all so banal, so pleasant, so utterly devoid of irony or character or anything interesting. Because while my religion is foundational, from then on in, I am still an individual with my own tastes, likes, dislikes and sense of humour.Having a religion in common with someone doesn't actually guarantee you have anything else in common.) Whatever your specific partner requirements may be, Elite Singles boosts your chances by providing you match suggestions tailored to your hopes and wishes - it's simply the smarter way to date online.Elite Singles is regarded as one of the country's premier dating sites for professional singles.You start to feel like you're looking at everyone who's left on the shelf.” Muslims using an internet dating site, such as and Muslim Mingle, I’ve heard that the problems can get even more unsettling. AMARATES PLEASE MARRY ME IF ANY OLD LADY OR GIRL WANT YOUNG BOY FOR FULL LIFE WITH 50 YEARS AGRIMENT [sic]” reads one post.As well as the issues of “he's too pious,” or “he's just a bit boring,” there can be far greater worries about whether potential suitors are simply weighing up your worth based on your ability to secure them a visa. The whole experience raises a bigger question: how do you find someone of faith to share your life with when you are in a minority?Scrolling through Christian Connection, the most popular UK Christian dating site, profile after profile said almost nothing about the men in question.Instead said blokes had chosen to write strings of generic proclamations about how much they loved the Lord. I was getting that vibe already guys, considering you've chosen to join a religious dating site. He was writing from the waters off the coast of Canada, and wondered if I'd wait for him.
Unfortunately the odds aren't in your favour; the census of 2011 found that 61% of Australians identify as Christian, but that only 1 in 7 of these actually attended Church on a monthly basis.
When you do the maths, what this really means is that the ‘pool’ of potential partners for christian singles in Australians is just 8% of the population - it's no wonder it's so hard to find a match!
This is the reason so many of Australia's Christians are heading online to find like-minded singles.
“It's pressure from my family but also pressure from myself – I think life would just be easier, and better, if my partner was Jewish,” she tells me.
“I don’t really meet Jewish people in everyday life; I don’t go to Jewish events and my social circle isn’t particularly Jewish.