[Original publication date: March 15, 2004 by Kent Steinhaug]
Dating sites are popular – also among the Jehovah’s Witnesses. On the site jwconnections.com you can find single JWs to date – if you should be interested.
Jehovah’s Witnesses Online
The Watchtower Bible & Tract Society has warned Jehovah’s Witnesses about the dangers of Internet usage repeatedly. It seems the Witnesses don’t follow the orders a whole lot – at least not all of them
On www.jwconnections.com you can search for single Jehovah’s Witnesses for dating. The picture to the right is of “Sister Roberta” from Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States. She’s one of a lot of JWs searching for someone to marry.
Take a look. . . .
Smokers Are Hard to Find…
It’s hard to find smokers among these JWs – but it’s not hard to find regular drinkers. However, it seems some are a bit irritated by all the questions, like this girl:
“I’m really suprised about the smoking question and no how long have you been baptised question…I was baptised in 1993 by my father how neat is that…My family is all in the truth My father is an elder my brother is a servant and I’m pretty exemplary no I’m not a pioneer or in bethel b/c let’s be honest I wouldnt have time to be signing up for a jw singles network but I have the pioneer spirit…”
This girl was obviously a bit annoyed by all the questions about her lifestyle.
Here is an update to the above story:
Since Kent wrote the above report JWConnections.com apparently dissolved or merged into another dating site – most likely JWMatch.com (which, as of this date in 2014, seems alive and well). But let me rephrase that – after this current advertisement…
Why JWMatch is perfect for you…
“Look! How good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity!” (Psalms 133:1). JWMatch is a way for Jehovah’s Witnesses and interested ones to build loving and trusting friendships that can lead to lasting relationships in the real world. The beauty of meeting and relating on JWMatch is that you can do this in a safe, anonymous and fun environment. Whether you are looking for love, making new friends, or finding old friends again, JWMatch is a great way to do just this!
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JWMatch.com might be alive and well, but by far the majority of subscribers to the service seem to be in pretty dire straits – socially. You can almost hear their frustration when you read their captions and personal details. A fair percentage of the women on the site admit to having children. Surprisingly, a number of women with children list themselves as being “single” or “will share later” – and not “divorced” or “widowed.” Others offer up their status as being “Divorced (Free to Remarry),” indicating that they came out on a winning side of a judicial committee decision.
JWMatch.com lets you look at five profiles before requiring that you order up a membership – which is “free” and claims to have minimal restrictions. A quick look indicates a higher percentage of sisters are willing to try online dating compared to the number of brothers signing up for this service. Not quite sure what to make of that, but there must be an underlying reason buried in that fact. A high percentage of the brothers adorn themselves with facial hair of various cuts and styles – making you wonder how loyal they are to the Watchtower’s rather strict grooming guidelines – or if they are really Jehovah’s Witnesses.
I’m sorry – but if I was a lonely sister looking for a new lover – some of these fellows would absolutely creep me out. How sincere is someone who states that he wants to become a “full-time pioneer and an elder,” but looks like he’s on the run from the police?
There are alternatives to JWMatch – such as JWFind.net and a few relatively hard to find JW Discussion forums that allow, and even encourage, online dating among their members. This is JWFind’s site description and purpose:
JWFind.net is the only social site for Jehovah’s Witnesses.
JWFind.net is the only feature rich online social networking site dedicated to true, active Jehovah’s Witnesses. Though Jehovah’s Witnesses are open community, members of JWFind.net expect servants of Jehovah here, so only baptized and active Jehovah’s Witnesses may join the site. Everyone here has to declare and prove that he is true Jehovah’s Witness, actively associated with his local congregation. Further, only those who respect site rules may use the site. Safety and cleanness is our top priority. Behavior against the rules is not tolerated.
One other online dating service focusing on Jehovah’s Witnesses is:
Partners in the Truth