Looking for great dating advice? Here are our most popular blog posts of 2023
Every week the Christian Connection blog has new advice, encouragement and inspiration for daters at all stages of life. Whether you’re looking for interesting, original date ideas, support as you navigate getting to know someone or learn from real life experiences, we ask experts and those who’ve been on similar journeys to share their wisdom. Over the years, this has grown into a diverse resource full of great dating advice. From practical tips on dating well to inspiring love stories that started with a click and a wave on Christian Connection, here are our most popular posts this year on the CC blog.
In reverse order – drum roll – here’s what readers, daters and CC members found to be helpful suggestions and great dating advice in 2023.
#5 – Five simple tips for dating after disappointment
“The following facts are true: someone has seen you, met you, talked to you, been attracted to you, and begun a relationship, even if at some point it did come to an end. If one person is attracted to you, there will be others, and one of them will be right for you, and you for them.”
#4 – How to stay grounded when dating
“On a first date, you have one objective: to find out if you want a second date. Often, we ask ourselves if this person is ‘The One’, or if we could see ourselves being together long-term, or if our friends would like this person. We’re getting ahead of ourselves with these questions.”
#3 – How to hold on when you’re ready to give up on dating a Christian”
“The truth is, you don’t know why you’re still single. It’s not from want of trying, or trusting God, praying or trying to make yourself the best version of yourself. Waiting, patience and trusting seem to be the words that outwardly best describe your Christian journey of waiting for a partner and what you feel you should say, but the reality is you’re fed up with being single, you’re impatient, doubting and cross.”
#2 – “I saw Emma’s profile and was hooked” – Emma & Sam, our Christian Connection story
“I’d done the dating in church environment, and it hadn’t worked out for me,” Sam said, “So I decided to try online dating. Christian connection seemed like one of the best options. Within a few weeks, I saw Emma’s profile and was hooked within the first couple of lines. Because the start of it was ‘nice to e-meet you’, which I found hilarious.”
#1 – “We gave each other a second chance” – Angie & David, our Christian Connection story
“David ‘accidentally’ liked me, when he thought he was only putting me on a saved list! I initiated conversation, and looking back on our chat, the poor guy was writing me essays and I was giving him short responses. I am a truly terrible person! And to add to that, I regrettably ghosted him after a while as life got busy and I was experiencing disappointment after disappointment in my love life. Not that it is any excuse! But regardless, God had other plans…”
Enjoyed our great dating advice so far?
Don’t forget we have a big archive of blog posts packed with great advice and stories! If you haven’t searched through it already, you can find it here. If you’re hoping to meet someone special in 2024, don’t forget to take a look at our Better Dating series. For real life inspiration why not watch some of our #MetOnCC couples tell their stories? And if you’d like to help your church get better at welcoming and supporting single people, why not visit our sister organisation, Single Friendly Church Network?