Online dating

Monday, 4 January 2010

How come so far the profiles that I have read and thought, "Ooh, okay then, this sounds promising," all fall apart when I get to "religion:  atheist"??

That is so not fair!  :)


  1. I was helping a friend the other day with her online dating thing, and found out she had been "matched" with one of her good friends (a single guy). She thought it was hilarious, I thought...well, these matchmaking sites are supposed to know what they are talking about, maybe it's not as strange as she thinks.

    Just a little anecdote for you.

    As for you, have more confidence in your evangelism abilities!

  2. I'm kind of having the opposite problem - on the site I'm signed up with "religion" is right up at the top and easy to see but so many of the guys I'm being matched with turn out to be raving fundies: "What are the three most important things to you?" "1) The Lord 2) That my daughter will raise her children by the bible the way I taught her 3) That my partner's a God-fearin' woman who never uses foul language(OK, the last one's a bit of an exaggeration, but only just).

  3. Erin - ah, yeah, that's always weird when friends trip over into something else. How funny that would be, being matched up with your friend, haha!! :)

    You made me laugh out loud about evangelism abilities :)

    Tess - ewwww, yuk! Funny! I think I'd prefer an atheist! :D Actually, I have joined a Christian site as well, and going through the profiles it was just like, no, no, no, no, no. Haha! What's a woman to do but date an atheist???? Actually, on that site I made express use of my profile to talk about how I think Christianity is a crock of shite, and who can take the bible literally, and etc etc etc. Stave them off at the pass, so to speak.

  4. You need to start a liberal-religious dating site. You'd make a fortune!

  5. oh, man... i am SOOOO glad i'm not in the dating world. makes me appreciate my once fundamental now somewhat agnostic (?) husband all the more.

    and the whole atheist thing... well... i'm with erin - trust your powers of persuasion. the atheists i've met are typically way more spiritual than they care to admit. good luck out there!!

    oh and tess....RUN!!!

  6. LOL!!! Oh, I love you guys. So an atheist is far less effort than a fundy is the consensus. HAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Truth ;)

  7. The opposite is usually true! I listed myself as an atheist for awhile (cause I was at the moment) there were hardly any atheist men out there, the ones who found me were thrilled that to find a female atheist. (I guess they are rare). One of them is still a good friend and I talk to him almost every day - but nothing romantic developed.

  8. Erin, you're onto something there!

  9. That's interesting, Barbara. Good you made a good friend out of it :)

    Maybe Kel and I should start up the australian contingent of the left-leaning Christian website. Erin, you can get it going in Northern
    America. Catch you in June in the Bahamas to escape the winter here :)


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