But in a day when so much nominalism passes for authentic maturity, give us a few simple marks of spiritual growth that a man or woman should be looking for in a potential spouse.I think what you are looking for is seriousness about growth in the person’s faith.And so I think the church really serves and helps Christian singles consider marriage and consider dating.Within the covenant community of faith, there should be those around a person that can speak of their reputation and whether they are serious about growing in the Lord and putting sin to death in their life. Is there seriousness in this person to grow in their relationship and understanding with the Lord?Plus, you can tailor any question to avoid the dreaded one-word answer and keep the conversation going so long as you're aware of your phrasing.And lastly, your questions should blend into conversation naturally, building on the most positive points.
I believe that people must be fully divorced, and if they’re Jewish, they need to have a Jewish divorce as well which is called a “Get.” Another thing that’s important to know, and this is specifically towards Jewish people, and that’s whether or not the person is a “Cohen.” You see, according to Judaism, a person that has Cohen roots is not allowed to date or at least, ultimately marry a person that’s been divorced. If you’re a divorced woman trying to get remarried, and the guy that’s pursuing you is a Cohen, even if he’s okay with it, move onto the next person, because no Jewish Rabbi will marry you, and I’d highly recommend not pursuing things further for many other reasons (especially if you believe in Karma).(aka, "Why are you single: The Remix)This is one of those backhanded compliments that really has no response. As a Plus-Size Princess, I often wonder if the guys asking me out have dated big girls before (not that it matters, but I do wonder), and I’ve learned that the answer is rarely helpful.When men say this to me, it makes me feel like something is wrong with me — especially because 99% of the men who use corny lines like this will not make any moves to take me off the market. If his last three girlfriends looked like Jennifer Lopez, I may feel insecure, but if his last three girlfriends looked like Rebel Wilson, I might wonder if he’s a chubby chaser.The key to creating a solid first date experience is the art of banter, which begins with asking meaningful questions.Great questions, asked well, give you and your date plenty of material to work with—and endless conversations to explore.