All of these options have your personal wellbeing and spiritual enrichment at their heart.
Highlighting this fact, some online dating sites now allow individuals to classify themselves as “spiritual, but not religious”.
This means that, whereas they might have felt excluded from the possibility in years gone by, many people are now open to idea of enjoying spiritual retreats and holidays.
I stare at the blank form on the website — the one that invites me to open my heart and pursue my soul mate via a labyrinth stocked with eligible men. I was more than capable of getting into my own romantic scrapes and didn’t need a website to exacerbate my bad decision making.
I breeze through the questionnaire: How “green” am I? But just recently, I heard of an entirely new niche in the online dating market, for “conscious singles.” In this case, being conscious means living life in a thoughtful way, following a spiritual path, valuing nonsuperficial things when seeking a life partner. Perhaps my age (middle) and shape (no longer thin) and strong personality (pitta, remember?
Still, I remained gun-shy—thanks to overexposure to online dating’s downside.