Could romance be in the air for singer Faith Evans and reality star Stevie J?
If there Instagram feeds are any indication, then it looks like the answer could be yes.
The reality star and record producer said that his relationship with Evans is “brand new” and made it clear that their romance didn’t happen overnight. We were all family and then as years progressed we began to hang out more, talk more,” he said.
- Rebecca Vandemark, Christian blogger Rebecca Vandemark (33) is one Christian single who knows first hand the difficulties involved with faith-based dating.
Indeed, Rebecca, who says that “my partner’s faith is the most important aspect when considering who I date,” thinks that part of the challenge of Christian dating is that the “church is not equipped to handle singles over the age of twenty-five.” Yet, it is possible to find romantic success on the Christian dating scene, no matter what age or romantic background you are from.
While this sounds like a lot, many American Christians are not particularly active in their church communities. This may be a small matter for some but, for Christian singles who want a faith-filled partnership it's a vital difference, adding to the challenge of finding a partner who you trust shares the same values.
In fact, the research also pointed out that the amount of Americans attending church regularly has dropped somewhat in the last years. More and more Christian singles are joining dating websites to find a spiritually supportive partnership. This difficulty is enhanced by the fact that not all church-going Americans are suitable date material: in truth, many of those who do attend church are already in relationships, married or in significantly different age brackets.
Scrolling through Christian Connection, the most popular UK Christian dating site, profile after profile said almost nothing about the men in question.
Instead said blokes had chosen to write strings of generic proclamations about how much they loved the Lord. I was getting that vibe already guys, considering you've chosen to join a religious dating site. He was writing from the waters off the coast of Canada, and wondered if I'd wait for him.
“It's pressure from my family but also pressure from myself – I think life would just be easier, and better, if my partner was Jewish,” she tells me.
“I don’t really meet Jewish people in everyday life; I don’t go to Jewish events and my social circle isn’t particularly Jewish.
It's a bit off-putting.” And for Leah, herself an interesting, intelligent young woman, the men on the site seem a little, well, uncool.
“In all honesty, there just aren't many attractive men on there.
I suppose I brought this on myself – after all, I met the Public Praying Man (as he shall henceforth be known) on a Christian dating site. Firstly, because my Christian faith is important to me, and I would ideally like to share that with the guy I end up with.