Boundless Matchmaking Service????????

I recently ran across this post on a blog run by Candice Watters. It reads as follows:

And because I’m not content to simply talk about how women are finding very little help to marry well, I’m also thrilled to be able to tell you that we are hard at work developing a next generation dating service, coming soon to a community near you. You can take a sneak peek and sign up to be part of our pre-release team here.

Also, Candice writes in the next post:

We’re excited to see so much interest in the coming-soon dating service brought to you by some of the people who brought you Boundless webzine. Thanks to all of you who’ve already joined the interest list; we’ll be sending more detailed updates, and asking for your feedback, soon. Please feel free to spread the word to your friends, especially guys. The more the merrier!

Now, the website is not up and running, but you can view a sampling of what to expect here.

I am not sure what to think of this. On the one hand, we do want to encourage singles to pursue marriage if that is their heart’s desire. On the other hand, one does have to wonder about how we are to understand this website in the light of Candice’s books and articles. Keep in mind that this is the same woman who wrote that marriage of the same necessity is to an individual as food. How much of this is simply continuing this message of pragmatism?

It is hard to know how to understand this given the whole context in which this movement has taken shape. One also has to wonder how much of this is simply more marketing. The reason is that, when a man signs up for marrywell.org, it appears that the ideas of this movement will be presented along with the matches. For example, on the front page it reads:

-Focus on intentionality and Christian compatability.
-Invite support from friends, family, and mentors.
-Receive coaching at key steps along the way.

Now, those of you who know Candice’s writings know that much of the key language for what she believes about relationships is tied up in those points. Hence, how much of this is more promotion?

I would be interested in hearing people’s comments on this development, especially if you have been dealing with this movement for any length of time. What do you make of this?

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One Response to “Boundless Matchmaking Service????????”

  1. Kevin (singlechristian.org) Says:

    I really don’t have a problem with this and I hope it will help people. Having said that, I’m not sure it will turn out to be better than any other online Christian dating service.

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