While there are Bah's in every country in the world, it's only about 9 million total.Which means there are still too few potential users to make a dedicated Bah' dating site profitable--and dating sites are businesses.The Universal House of Justice has pointed out in response to questions addressed to it that, in a marriage relationship, neither husband nor wife should ever unjustly dominate the other, and that there are times when the husband and the wife should defer to the wishes of the other, if agreement cannot be reached through consultation; each couple should determine exactly under what circumstances such deference is to take place.”“…[T]he Bahá’í conception of sex is based on the belief that chastity should be strictly practiced by both sexes, not only because it is in itself highly commendable ethically, but also due to its being the only way to a happy and successful marital life.Sex relationships of any form, outside marriage, are not permissible therefore…” “The Bahá’í teachings on sexual morality center on marriage and the family as the bedrock of the whole structure of human society and are designed to protect and strengthen that divine institution.It's good to have more choices, but the truth is that I was disappointed in just about every site I researched.Here's why: Dating (within the understanding I have of the Bah' Faith) is for the purpose of getting to know more about a potential spouse. A couple should study each others character and spend time getting to know each other before they decide to marry, and when they do marry it should be with the intention of establishing an eternal bond. 380 Marriage is considered the basic unit of civilization, uniting not only two individuals, but two whole families, as well.My research turned up a few small sites still in construction, which may have potential down the line.
We should try to change, to let the Power of God help recreate us and make us true Bahá’ís in deed as well as in belief.More important: carefully consider why you want to go there. "The Spiritual Assembly should always be concerned that the believers in its community are being deepened in their understanding of the Bahá’í concept of marriage, especially the young people, so that the very thought of divorce will be abhorrent to them." "...[T]he provision of guidance on administrative matters such as the laws of engagement, marriage, and divorce falls under the purview of Local and National Spiritual Assemblies; while Bahá’ís who are professional counselors are free to share with the friends extracts from the Bahá’í Writings and to offer advice of a general nature, it is best that they refer the friends in the first instance to their Local Spiritual Assemblies when questions arise about the application of the laws and Teachings of the Faith." “The Lord…hath made woman and man to abide with each other in the closest companionship, and to be even as a single soul.It was about the first serious site for Bah's looking for marriage partners rather than just socializing, and still has good information on the Bah' concept of marriage and how to prepare for it. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. I feel a disclaimer is necessary: be warned that all of these sites collect and maintain extensive personal information, which is a saleable product. Social networking is about making money, even if only to support the services. The Internet can certainly widen the scope of your search, but it is best to know what you want as well as what they are offering in order to make the best choices. No matter how much privacy and security are promised, any site can be hacked. Research any dating services thoroughly, read complaints, as well as all the fine print in their policies. Hoping to find people who share your ideals, interests and opinions? Most social networking pages offer filtering for personal information, such as gender and religion, and there are a couple owned by individuals who are Bah's.From what I found in general, I don't want to recommend any site, yet.They are two helpmates, two intimate friends, who should be concerned about the welfare of each other.If they live thus, they will pass through this world with perfect contentment, bliss, and peace of heart, and become the object of divine grace and favor in the Kingdom of heaven.” “In the context of the society in which your family now lives, a society in which materialism, self-centeredness and failing marriages are all too common, your sons may well feel that it is wise to have a long period of courtship in which the prospective partners spend much time together and become thoroughly acquainted with each other’s character, background and family. [I]n a relationship in which such a decision [to marry] has not been taken and in which the law of chastity is strictly observed, there is no objection, in principle, to a prolonged friendship in which the two individuals entertain the possibility of marrying each other at some time in the future.” "It is not surprising that serious-minded Bahá’í youth growing up in a bewildering moral environment are asking for specific guidance on the matter of proper conduct in friendship between boys and girls, men and women.