I am a very marriage minded Christian woman, but I am a very busy woman as well and cannot find much time to date. I have been open to all the typical ways to meet men. After exhausting all of my resources and finding no suitable mate I decided to try a Christian dating service. When I date it is mostly for fun but I do think about how each date would match up as a husband and father.
I want to do it all traditional. I have this view of how things will go. We will date for a while and fall in love. I decided to try the web because no other angle seemed to be working out. I was not the biggest fan of the Christian dating service I used online. It did have its perks though. I liked the fact that that it at least narrowed down the list of candidates a bit. At least all the prospects they sent me were all single Christian men with similar interests.
It was kind of fun browsing through the profiles and just seeing who the site matched me up with and to see how everyone else used the site. Even on a Wednesday night. I found that it did not produce as many results as I had hoped. There are a lot of people in the Washington DC area that used the same site I did but I found very few I was interested in.
I got some messages that were a little forward for never even having met the guy or talked on the phone with him for that matter. It was too impersonal and I found it hard to take most men seriously. There were a couple profiles that caught my eye and I did want to attempt at least a couple dates. I figured I needed to give the type of guy who uses these sites a try before disregarding it altogether.
I went on two dates with guys that I had talked to on the phone and although neither date was horrible they just did not lead to anything further. I realized that a person can find out a whole lot more face to face about someone in an hour than a weeks worth of chatting online.
The party was put together by a socializing and networking company that is based out in DC called Professionals in the City. This event was great. The hotel and restaurant were very classy and comfortable, as well as the event.
The event started out with a mixer at the bar. I just talked to a couple other ladies that were there alone for about fifteen minutes. Then the actual speed dating started. It was very easy to get to know someone when only a few minutes are provided for it. The short amount of time allowed us to ask the important questions but not be nervous about it. If it was going dreadful then all I had to do was stick it out for a few minutes and then I would get a fresh start.
All of the sudden a tall handsome man sat down in front of me and I felt like time flew by. I was disappointed and a bit jealous when he had to move on the next woman. At the mixer after the speed dating he approached me and we sat and talked for another hour about anything and everything. We had so much in common. At the end of the night we made plans for a second date the next night and have been dating now for ten months.