Monday, April 20, 2009

The Missionary Date

Do you ever Wiki when your bored? It usually starts when you go on Wikipedia to look up something real fast, and ends with you looking at things on the most absurd topics just so you don't to do whatever real work you need to get to.

Yesterday I was having one of my wiki moments and came across an entry for Missionary Dating, which, apparently, is also known as "dating for Jesus" or "flirt to convert." It's the concept of going on a date with someone of differing beliefs so you can convert them.

Don't you just love it when Christians come up with things like this? Is it really evangelism when you have to manipulate to get your message across? Or perhaps that is Evangelism.

To see the wiki entry for yourself, go here, or read it below:

Missionary dating is a phrase used in a Christian context to describe when a person of one religion dates a person with differing beliefs for the purpose of changing that person's beliefs or religion.

Synonymous phrases include "dating for Jesus" or "flirt to convert". The concept of missionary dating is sometimes used to cover for or justify to one's self, family, or religious community, romantic interest in a non-Christian if the relationship might be frowned upon on otherwise.

The morality and appropriateness of Missionary Dating is a controversial subject among some Christians, though it is rarely discussed.


  1. Lol the missionary dating thing is so wrong. lol Im a christian but really and yh some Christians are taking it too far, this is the first time I have heard of it, but I guess because I am Catholic things dont get as silly as this. lol I like this post.

  2. Someone once told me that the most likely results of a missionary dating situation are out-of-wedlock "missionettes."

  3. Stuff like this really undermines the importance of taking the time to think about what you believe and how much you think others' beliefs impacts your relationship with them. Sigh.

  4. I think my first girlfriend missionary dated me. Well, it brought me to the Lord, so it wasn't all bad!