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Friday, May 23, 2008


posted by on May 23 at 9:23 AM

The Christian dating website is owned and operated by Various, Inc., a “social networking giant,” which itself is owned and operated by Penthouse Media Group—which also owns and operates,, and Wired’s sex columnist, the terrific Regina Lynn, who writes…

It’s not like BigChurch isn’t about sex. It’s just more subtle than a site that’s explicitly aimed at swingers. BigChurch’s function is to connect people whose concepts of sex are tied so closely to faith and doctrine that it can be difficult to meet potential partners in more traditional settings.

Many people who identify as Christians have a fairly secular attitude toward premarital sex, while others believe in sexual pleasure within marriage. A handful still relegate sex to procreation, and God forbid that you (or at least, she) enjoy it.

With all this variation, it’s possible that Christians benefit more from online dating than even kinky people do, in that they don’t waste as much time chatting up people who don’t share their particular beliefs. After all, with an online matchmaker, it’s just a matter of checking the right boxes.

Thanks to Slog tipper Miss Poppy.

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I thought that at least half the point of going to church was to meet people like you. I guess they have to go online to be able to talk about sex since they can't do it at church.

Posted by Mike of Renton | May 23, 2008 9:51 AM

Just click on the toilet stall door for the "men seeking men" section.

Posted by Fnarf | May 23, 2008 10:37 AM

At least they're open about being a Christian service- E-Harmony doesn't claim to be an Evangelical Christian organization, but they have very close ties to the James Dobson and Focus on the Family.

Big surprise then, that E-Harmony will not match gay couples.

E-Harmony also won't match those who have ever had a "mental disorder", including depression.

Posted by Sara | May 23, 2008 1:28 PM

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