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In the world of online dating, religious sites indicate a classic belief among some love seekers that faith matters and that God is the ultimate matchmaker.
“God has a match for you," claims a major Christian dating site called Christian Mingle.
(Dominick Reuter/RNS PHOTO BY DOMINICK REUTER) “We ask people to ask,’Can I become a better person as I go about dating? Ok Cupid has plenty of company in the online dating world, with thousands of free and pay-for-play sites, many of them tailored to specific religious groups, like Christian Mingle, Muslima (Muslim) and JDate (Jewish).
But Ok Cupid is the only free service that assists nonbelievers with specific advice, statistics and tests.
This is the idea of open inquiry and scientific understanding.
And if people have suggestions, we want to take those ideas and incorporate them to make the project better.” Another humanist value the site embodies, Krohn said, is an absence of judgment — same sex couples, the polyamorous, and those seeking lifelong partners and quick hook-ups are all welcome.
She converted, against my wishes, and we're pretty happy.” Ultimately, most people on religious dating sites are looking for the same thing as non-religious dating sites -– find someone whom they can love with their whole heart, mind and spirit and hope that having the same religion will increase the chances of success.
In some circles, being an atheist is a strike against you.
Statistics seem to support this, with interfaith marriages having a slightly higher rate of ending in divorce.
Ok Cupid is popular among younger adults, but according to one report most people on the site identify as agnostic or atheist, which turned off one customer.
“I qualify as ‘spiritual but not religious,'" explained Jen, "but there seems to be a void for that kind of thing." Other people find that religious websites are too narrow, even within their own tradition.
"It's about a baseline of comfort," explained one gay Jewish man who used J-Date in his search for a partner.
"It helped me to reflect on what I wanted my life to really be about, who I wanted to be with and how to raise any future children." Of course, there are many dating sites that are not primarily religious but allow customers to indicate religious preference –- or the preference of no religion at all.