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7 great summer dates

Rising temperatures and light nights bring a wealth of opportunities to get outdoors and hit the reset button after winter. So here are seven suggestions of on-trend, seasonal date ideas, that’ll help you make the most of this summer.

Group of friends socialising

Single socialising that won’t break the bank

The support that being part of a community offers is really valuable. For single people in particular, having a bunch of friends and acquaintances to hang out with brings a rich variety of experiences and social opportunities. Instigating and arranging group days/nights out can also be a great way to network and get to know other singles, but lots of trips to cinemas, restaurants and cafes can become expensive. So here are some tips and ideas to help you plan inclusive, fun (and wallet-friendly) activities.

Greenbelt 2015 panel on online dating

Greenbelt 2016

Christian Connection was back at the Greenbelt Festival at the end of August. Along with the usual social events and meetups, we arranged a special panel with the title “Has Online Dating changed everything?”

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So you’re single again?

It’s been a while since you were last flying solo and perhaps you saw it coming, but perhaps you didn’t. Perhaps you’re very happy about it; you’re moving on from something that turned out not to be right for you, full of hope and anticipation of what lies ahead – the dating scene seems full of opportunity and prospects, meeting new people is an exciting new journey upon which you’re more than ready to embark. Or perhaps it’s feels more like singledoom…you’re disappointed, disillusioned maybe even broken hearted and singleness is unwelcome, daunting, a distant memory you hadn’t envisaged you’d be revisiting. So, whether your glass is half full or half empty, here’s some practical suggestions when returning to the single life:

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7 ways to meet more Christian singles

‘Honestly, HopefulGirl, my problem isn’t that I have issues around dating – it’s that I never meet any single Christian men,’ a reader told me. ‘I’m starting to believe they’re mythical creatures, like unicorns!’

‘I meet girls at work and through friends, but never any that share my faith,’ said a guy online. ‘There’s only one single lady at my church, and she’s nearly 80!’


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