Online dating for those who believe in God, astrology, or whatever
Reporter Janet Kornblum at USA today writes about a new dating service, Soulmatch, an offering of the multi-faith website Beliefnet. [link]
Soulmatch is hoping to draw people interested not just in general parameters such as looks, career and hobbies but also religion, spiritual beliefs and values.
Soulmatch daters will fill out a detailed questionnaire asking, for instance, which of the seven deadly sins they struggle with most and whether they believe in God, astrology or a host of other systems. They also can specify the way they practice established religions.
"Anyone who's been in a relationship where they liked the way the person looked, and it seemed like they had similar interests but found out that their values were really different — and that was a fatal flaw — should be interested in something like this," says Steven Waldman, Beliefnet founder.
Beliefnet will also feature advice from prominent dating experts. Such as Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, author of "Kosher Sex."
posted May 25, 2004