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Eco-friendly dates for the festive season

The festive season can be a period of increased consumerism, but there are plenty of climate-positive and sustainable ways you can enjoy it too. It’s widely considered to be a romantic time of year, ideal for meeting new people and maybe even finding a potential spouse. Here are some environmentally friendly ideas to inspire your dates this Christmas and New Year.

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The Christian Connection guide to perfecting your profile

“I don’t really know what to say here”.

Here at Christian Connection we see a lot of members’ profiles, and know just how common it can be to struggle with what to say. Starting your profile with something like the line above can mean you lose a great opportunity to connect, and someone perfect for you could just skim by.

Here are some of the Christian Connection team’s tips and suggestions for easy ways to write an interesting and engaging profile.

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Dating is changing. Are you?

If I happen to mention I write about faith and relationships, the questions flow. When to date. Who to marry. How to make good decisions. Even who to spend time with. Who, how, what, where, when. So many questions. And, of course, there’s a dizzying array of possible answers…

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Have you been ‘zombied’? 

Modern dating seems to come with a whole new vocabulary. You may have heard about ‘ghosting’ – where someone you’ve been dating or exchanging messages with suddenly cuts off contact with no explanation – and might even have experienced it. ‘Zombieing’ is another dating term that’s made a recent appearance. What is it? Well, if that ghoster who disappeared without warning appears later and makes contact again as if nothing has happened, you’ve been zombied.

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Equal partnership starts in dating

The other day I finally got around to watching Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s brilliant TedX talk on that a friend recommended to me ages ago. In it Chimamanda talks about equal partnership between men and women. Midway through her talk, she refers to the different standards especially in dating and marriage when it comes to men and women. Where women are sometimes rebuked or dismissed as failures when they haven’t married before a certain age, men are usually simply excused as ‘he just hadn’t had time yet’.

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