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For example, the parents of a teenage son were startled one day when a young woman who did not share the family’s Christian beliefs arrived unexpectedly at their home after traveling over 1,000 miles [1,500 km]. They thought, ‘Our son could not possibly have fallen for someone whom he had never met in person.’ In fact, their son had been deceiving them—in effect, hiding what he really was.Their son had been dating her on-line for six months, but they knew nothing about her existence until that moment! Would you not agree that such deceptions are a poor foundation for a courtship?Further, quoted an author as saying: “Internet dating can be bad because people get deceived.” It adds: “People often switch sexes. Sadly, some young people have fallen into another sort of dishonesty.
If you are “past the bloom of youth”—the time when sexual desires are at their peak—and are interested in marriage, you are facing one of the most important choices you will make in your life.
(1 Corinthians ) By all means, make a responsible decision.
The Bible advises: “Anyone inexperienced puts faith in every word, but the shrewd one considers his steps.” (Proverbs ) Rather than believing all that is written to you by someone you have never met, consider your steps carefully.
It is far wiser to initiate meeting and making friends in person.
“What troubled me even more,” he says, “was the shocking realization that pedophiles can use the Internet to lure minors into debased sexual activities.” When youths use the Internet to meet new people, they can be in far more danger than they realize.