Now restrictions are easing and we’re being encouraged to venture out again, how can dating be approached safely? Our usual, time-tested advice is to meet in person within two weeks of making a connection online but that’s been impossible! Instead we’ve seen more and more conversations online and the innovative ways members have used technology to develop connections, date and get to know each other better. Our video chat option has allowed members to talk ‘face to face’ without leaving the site and online events have created fun opportunities to meet and mix.
If you’ve just started messaging or are in the early stages of getting to know someone, not being able to meet for regular dates can be tricky. Video chat, calls and messaging can help bridge the gap, but that trickiness can be multiplied when it comes to marking a special occasion – a birthday or a new job. How do you celebrate with someone new when distance is an issue? We have some ideas for fun occasions…
So you’ve made a new connection, the conversation is flowing, but where do you go from here? You could chat on the phone, move the conversation to instant messenger, or maybe you’re ready to meet in person. But now there’s a new option – video chat. If you’re both online, you can now easily switch from messaging to speaking face-to-face within your Christian Connection mailbox. Here are 5 great reasons why you might like to try the new video chat feature.
Have you discovered online meetups yet? Organised virtual social events are a popular way for people to meet and get to know each other better while meeting face-to-face is difficult. We’ve hosted regular quiz nights and virtual tours of interesting sites, and Christian Connection members have been stepping up to organise virtual games nights, karaoke, poetry evenings and more. So what can you expect if you attend an online meetup? And how can you make the most of these social gatherings?
Liz and Nigel lived in different UK countries when they first met on Christian Connection. In their own words they describe the anticipation of their first date, how their relationship developed into marriage and how life has changed since that first message.
Whether you’re new to the world of online dating or have been a Christian Connection member for some time, it can be helpful to take a fresh look at your profile and approach. With new people joining all the time – and the ever-changing situation in the wider world – does your profile reflect who you are, what you care about and how you’re spending your time? Do you feel confident making connections and dating online? Here are some top tips for getting the most out of your membership.
Toby and Victoria met on CC and had their dream wedding planned for this summer – until the UK lockdown changed things. Here’s their meeting story, and what happened next…
“We met on Christian connection in October 2018…I had been on the app for a month or so however I was at the point of giving up hope and was in the process of shutting my account, however on this day before I decided to do this I thought I’d have one last scroll and I stumbled across Toby…who I later discovered had only been on the app for an hour in total!!