But singles benefit from the accountability of people who will speak the truth to them in love (Eph. God often communicates his wisdom to us through other believers when we have blind spots, and there is perhaps no other relationship as fraught with blind spots as dating.
In my memoir, , I recount my quest to invite my friends and family into my relationships. Paper-Perfect” was interested in me or whether I was being too swayed by “The Linebacker’s” charm, I had people to advise me from a place of love and trust.
In his book , Timothy Keller describes how the cultural view of relationships has morphed over the years from being community-focused to individual-focused.
While these brave souls may be the exception in the dating world, the show’s popularity speaks to what may be a growing weariness with today’s dating process.
In his standup comedy and his relationship book , comedian Aziz Ansari likewise marvels at his own parents’ arranged marriage.
is one of those extreme reality shows with a premise so far-fetched you can hardly believe it’s “reality,” yet there’s something about it that compels you to watch.
As the title suggests, it features three couples who are matched by a panel of experts and agree to get married upon their initial meeting.
As one Jewish matchmaker puts it, “Marriages are made in heaven, but we need matchmakers here on earth.” Stephanie Rische knows what it’s like to be on the receiving end of matchmaking.
She was set up by well-meaning matchmakers on nine blind dates (eight of which were royal flops).
Suddenly it becomes easy to reject someone you might connect with in real life based on superficial qualities.
When you’re faced with so many potential matches, you’re tempted to filter people based only on the information on the screen. Perhaps more to the point, that kind of rejection works the other way too.
If you’re not dating and would like to be, consider talking to someone you trust about what you’re looking for and ask if they know of someone you could be set up with.