You’re looking at a screenshot from the website DateToSave.com, a website that encourages what she calls “missionary dating.”
What’s missionary dating? Simply put, it’s when a Christian person dates a non-Christian person in the hopes of converting them to Christianity. Here’s a snippet from the website creator, “Tamara”, herself:
Hello, my name is Tamara! As you can probably tell, I’m a Christian woman who loves Jesus Christ and cares for all humans, even the wicked. What you probably don’t know is that I’m hot. My picture below isn’t really that good. I want to use my beauty for GOD, and want to encourage Christian women (my sisters in Christ) to do the same, according to the Great Commission.
I can’t tell if this is real or not. My spider senses are tingling, but I think this is just whacky enough to be legit.
In the college ministry I was a part of, we had the “missionary dating” phenomenon. It involved a person, usually a female, who wanted to date a guy who wasn’t part of the campus ministry. This guy was seen as an “outsider” and the poor young gal was warned against “backsliding.” What ended up happening is that most everyone in this particular ministry became terrified to date anyone for fear of being blacklisted. Ugh.
So what do you think? Is SaveToDate real or fake? Have you ever heard of or experience the “missionary dating” evangelism strategy?