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By Common Consent, a Mormon Blog. I have a friend, a convert to the church, who is handsome, faithful, smart, gainfully employed, and lonely beyond words. I had lunch with him yesterday and was horrified to see the depth of his loneliness: he pays for a membership in some kind of exchange involving improbably beautiful Eastern European women. A scam, in other words. I am vaguely aware of LDS dating websites. I know a Mormon guy in darkest Wales who met his American wife this way.
So, anyone have any experience with these things? Any recommendations? And lest you think this is some dodgy front for any bipartisan activities of my own, it was Rebecca who suggested I post this! I will freely admit that I was a member of one of those sites some years ago.
I have forgotten which one. I had very nice correspondences with some very nice women, and one very unhappy experience meeting someone face-to-face. I met my wife on a site called LDSLinkup. Now almost three years later, we have a beautiful little family. Linkup is more of a social networking site, though. They were a waste of my time though. Met the wife through ldssingles dot com. Was on and off it for some time and met some others in real life before her, with mixedbut ultimately glad did not give up on it as we would not have met otherwise since we lived some few hundred miles apart.
I have had friends and associates discuss ldssingles. As a single woman who lives in an area of the country with NO LDS single men in my age range I can understand the loneliness. Honestly, I have had experience with both of these sites. Here is my opinion…ldssingles. You have to wade through a lot of junk to find the handful of real and genuine friends. I love my sisters in the gospel and they have been incredibly good to me…but I would love to have friendships with men…their perspective on life is something I miss very much. Not marriage…. Good luck to your friend…he may want to try ldssingles.
Bottom line: As with anything in life I think you find what you are looking for and take away what you bring. If you are looking for phone sex, that is what you will find…. Not sure…but it apparently has worked for some…. I knew several people who met and married their spouses through ldssingles. So I ventured to up a while back, and was appalled right away by the things they asked. It felt to me very much like a site for listing horses or other domestic cattle for sale. I realized that this was a bad idea for me, and tried to de-list right away.
The whole thing was creepy and both too personal and too impersonal at once. My online friends and I travel and get together fairly often. I have no worries about people being different than they seem or anything like that. The whole thing is just too creepy for me. I have seen everything on LDS dating sites from the uber active to the five times divorced to those trolling for cybersex or actual sex on the first or second date. I spent several years on and off LDSSO, and while I met many interesting people, it was before they asked questions like this and so it was hard to dig through hundreds of profiles to get there.
I did meet my wife there, only because we happened to be in the chatroom at the same time. Funny thing — I never got any spam from them until after Alisa and I were engaged, and then through a different address.
LDSLinkup has a huge of Europeans participating. I probably recommend that site above all others. If he were in Boston he could date every night of the week if he wanted. DC too. My old roommate is single and speaks German…. Ronan, encourage your friend to attend as many local and regional singles events conferences, dances, picnics etc as he can in order to hone his social skills. And the food is often good. Smaller and less-slick web sites are: LDShearts. Yeah, they cost a little.
But it costs more for overnight travel to regional single-adult conferences in order to meet as many people. They do not screen people. You have to exercise caution just as you would in real life, or on any web site. Not everyone on those web sites has a temple rec, and not everyone who says they do actually has one.
Not everyone who says they are active in church really is. I know two local success stories of marriages where they found each other online. They were all local, but it took a web site for them to find each other. And I know two horror stories of long-distance marriages via LDS dating web sites.
Not many LDS on it at present. However, their matching software is very good. I also urge caution about marriage after a long-distance courtship. If you really want to marry someone after a long-distance courtship, I think it would be wise for one party to move, or at least take a 2 to 4 week vacation, and continue the courtship locally under separate living arrangements, of course for a while before the wedding.
My uncle met a wonderful woman through one of these LDS online dating services. As far as I know they are very happy together. I have little insight, here, admittedly, but I would think that a variety of social encounters beyond simply the admittedly useful dating sites would be useful. We can start doing this as a sideline.
Singles: just put a little asterisk after your name. Singles who come on too strong will get whacked with his man-purse. Sound like a plan? Those sites are:. I know a guy who met his wife on ldssingles. He has been a big advocate of the site, and I think they have pretty strong international presence. Speed dating has become a common activity at regional LDS singles conferences.
It could end up being quite humiliating, I imagine. It really is too bad your friend is in such an isolated location; as Amri says, if he were in California or Arizona or on the eastern seaboard of the US, it would be a different story. I assume you would find them through the LDS dating sites. If none of this works, Steve is actually on the right track.
He might need to open himself to dating Jewish or Catholic women or something like that. Steve, Sunstone actually ran personals for awhile. They were pretty lame; typically there would be maybe four in the magazine—not enough critical mass to actually accomplish much. So going to Mormon studies conferences including the European one, as Sam suggests is actually a really good idea.
Oooo, I just got a great idea. He should get permission from fmhLisa to do a guest post, describing himself with pictures and all, over at FMH! Highest celestial glory. Some of us even change our religions. And having served my mission in Cebu, there certainly is no shortage of lds filippina women who are smart, beautiful, and very kind.Fundamentalist mormon dating site
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