Hana Nobel, writing for The Bold Italic, attempted to meet the man of her dreams by trying various religious dating sites — everything from Christian Mingle to Atheist Passions (which is apparently a thing).
It didn’t go well.
I didn’t think I’d have much luck on a site that asked me for my favorite Bible passage. I didn’t have one, so I chose the Old Testament instead. (Hey, it was the one covered in Hebrew school!) My Christian friends informed me that choosing a whole book wasn’t technically a passage, and that I could go with a popular section like “Love is patient, love is kind,” but that brought back too many memories of a dying Mandy Moore in A Walk to Remember.
All the more reason to avoid niche dating websites unless you’re absolutely committed to the subject. Though if anyone has ever met another atheist from a site like Atheist Passions — as opposed to a regular dating site that lets you say you’re an atheist — I’d love to know about it. I have yet to hear that success story.
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