So, you want to start dating Christians in Ireland? No matter your denomination or cultural background, Match caters to a variety of niches under the umbrella of Christianity. Thanks to Ireland’s beautifully diverse population and Match’s large community of Christian singles, finding your special someone who shares your faith is made that much easier. Match’s services are open to everyone and offer a variety of selections and options for successful Christian online dating.

Depending on where you are based in Ireland it may be easier or more difficult to find and match with those who share your faith. For example, there is a higher population of Christians in Northern Ireland than in England which has the lowest percentage of the ireland population attending church (4.7%). Match is here to help. Thanks to its AI-powered search engine, Match works as a great and effective dating site for all Christians. Once you log on, the search engine uses filters which allow you to narrow down your search results by specifying your desired partner’s faith, denomination, age, gender, location and other interests.

Match helps singles find and build meaningful, solid and long lasting relationships and different people have different obligatory requirements. For some, a meaningful relationship starts with a strong foundation which comes from shared faith and dedication to God. As we all know, however, shared faith doesn’t always mean shared values and interests but thanks to Match you’ll be able to find a fellow Christian partner who is into many of the same things you are both within and outside of religion. Due to beliefs taught by the church, many Christians are looking for long lasting, serious relationships which can lead to marriage. Starting off the dating process with this shared goal in mind helps to start on mutually understood footing. Equally, if romance is not found after one or a couple dates then a friendship can be built with someone who lives locally to you and shares in your faith.

As a member of Match, you also benefit from having more ways to date. You can use the website to find Christian singles, browse using the mobile app, and even register for Match nights and events, giving you different opportunities to start your Christian dating journey.

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs” 1 Corinthians 13:4-5

What types of Christians are on Match.com? Match caters to all denominations and each individual will naturally live a different Christian lifestyle. As we know, our own relationships with God are all beautiful and unique. Of course, most of the singles follow the Christian faith in some form. They’ve either been baptised or follow the teachings of Christ and the Bible. But how often they attend church, pray and assimilate Christianity into their lives will vary and depend on the individual. However, Match allows you to specify many factors when filling out your criteria in hope to find a match.

The challenges of Christian dating

In a world where casual relationships are growing more popular, it can be hard, especially for young Christians, to find a match with shared values. One being saving themselves for marriage. This is the beauty of Christian online dating, you can tailor your criteria when looking for a match and once you find one, these shared values can be discovered over message or on the first date. Nevertheless, since there are many Christians choosing to mould their Christianity to a more modern lifestyle, it’s always important to do what you feel comfortable with. While your relationship is important, you shouldn’t feel pressured into doing anything that puts you at odds with your faith. If your partner really cares about you, they will respect your decisions.

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How to enjoy a Christian relationship in the 2020s

Sometimes, being a member of the Church in 2020s can feel more and more isolating. Church attendance declined from 6.5 million in 1981 to 3 million in 2015 with the younger demographic being the most likely to turn away from Christian faith. This has led to societal collective thought which suggests that all Christians – including the young – have outdated, close minded beliefs. Luckily, this is not the truth and many young people are choosing to live a more open-minded Christian lifestyle in a world that embraces modernity and science while also developing a strong connection with God. There are also several young homosexual Christians demonstrating the beauty of diversity within faith and interpretations of scripture. Match.com supports all types of Christian lifestyles and finding an open-minded and devoted Christian single isn’t too far along down the road of dating.