But I was slightly disappointed with the options I was being given: too old, too young; too invested in believing in ‘the one’ rather than the best ones.
I’d had serious relationships in the past, and the main feedback my pastors had given me was not that I wasn’t ready for marriage, nor wouldn’t make a great wife, but that I simply didn’t know what I wanted.
I would sign up to both secular and exclusively Christian websites, both paid and free, adding in the latest craze of ‘hook-up’ dating apps.
On every dating site or app I tried, I would clearly state that I was a Christian, and that spirituality was ‘very important’ to me.
‘It appears being a Christian is not working on this site.
And any of the men I am interested in have probably viewed my profile, discovered that I’m over 30, and clicked off.’ Said friend is 39, and beautiful.
According to Pew Research, one in five Americans aged 25–34 have used online dating, and it’s also popular with older singles.