And I’d like to pass these along to you: things I wish I knew when I started. When I signed up for online dating, I couldn’t believe how addicting it was. Maybe they will save you a few tears as you navigate your own journey. I forgot to sleep, eat and basically just took a break from it to do my job. And for those of us who don’t get asked out often, it feels amazing to have so many guys messaging you and sending you questions. There’s a weird thing about online dating in which your mind wants to project a “perfect person” image onto your date. Remember, we need to be filling our mind with truth and thinking of things that are true. Of course, that's not true—I'd argue there's a lot to be said for learning about someone in person (body language, chemistry, how they react to things, and making sure they aren't a Catfish, to start), but most people would rather just google someone and form an opinion.
That's why you have to go on In 2015, a date is a disposable, dime-a-dozen thing that anybody can easily access.
Now if the first date goes well, you enter a 24/7 flirt cycle featuring Instagram, Facebook, texting, and Snapchat—the connection is never really broken.
At the risk of sounding like an old fogey, all of that "talking" has its drawbacks.
Just be prepared for its addictive, drug-like pull.
I recommend strong doses of exercise, friend time and (honestly) time of humility before God so that it doesn’t become an idol in your heart and mind. Don’t do the exclusive thing until you have the “exclusive” conversation.