If you have ever wondered if online dating works I have a success story for you. More specifically, this success story is aimed at any of you who have ever wondered, “Does Christian Mingle really work?“. Short answer: Yes.
My grandparents got married when they were 19. They had three children together and saw two grandchildren come along during their marriage as well. Then, suddenly (it was sudden to me, since I was only about 7 or 8 years old at the time) they got a divorce. Getting married at such a young age makes it more difficult to figure out who you really are and where you are going in life and I guess those factors caught up to them.
Shortly after all of this my grandfather had a second marriage so my grandmother had to get used to life alone while the person she had been with for most of her life was now with another woman. This was painful to see and I can’t imagine how painful it must have been for her.
Fast-forward quite a bit. I who was only a child when my grandparents split am now a grown man. My grandmother who had only had one significant romantic relationship was now being shopped around on an online dating site by my mother. In the meantime, just a few miles away, a hard working kind widower was also being shopped around online by his daughter-in-law. Funny how life works.
The site was Christian Mingle.
You’ve probably seen the commercials encouraging you to “find God’s match for you”. Both my grandmother and this at-the-time-unknown man across town are very religious. Without question, the number one priority for finding a partner for both of them was going to be faith in Jesus. The thought of my grandmother being with someone not of her faith is literally unthinkable – I have to force myself to try to imagine it.
Christian Mingle certainly has found their niche market and in at least one case has proven successful. My grandmother and her new husband met on the site and they wasted very little time before tying the knot. Getting to see my grandmother find companionship was a blessing. She is too sweet of a lady to not have a good man by her side and I know that she has found one.
Being in your 70′s and finally finding someone that you can spend the last few decades with peacefully must be a great feeling and breath of fresh air.
Congratulations Grandma and Grandpa, best wishes to you both!