The English writer Shakespeare is quoted as saying: “Hasty marriage seldom proveth well.” The Bible counsel is more direct: “Everyone that is hasty surely heads for want.”—Proverbs 21:5.

Sadly, many of those engaging in Internet dating have found that to be true.

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Yes, it is unwise to make serious decisions based upon fantasy and emotion.

The proverb thus continues: “But he that is walking in wisdom is the one that will escape.” The Dangers of Haste Rushing into a relationship when you know little about each other is certainly unwise.

After corresponding with someone for just one month, Monika, quoted at the outset, hoped that she had found the answer to her desire for a partner.

Despite making plans for marriageher hurried relationship ended in “great sorrow.” You can avoid heartache by heeding the Bible’s counsel: “Shrewd is the one that has seen the calamity and proceeds to conceal himself, but the inexperienced have passed along and must suffer the penalty.” (Proverbs 22:3) However, disappointment and hurt feelings are not the only dangers you might face in computer dating.

It was just not going to work.” One week later the relationship broke off, leaving Edda totally disillusioned.

In the fantasy world of computer dating, emotions can become intense prematurely.

Your imagination fills in the blanks with exactly what you want.” Close Encounters Some may believe, however, that the lack of personal contact has distinct advantages.

They may feel that on-line dating allows couples to focus on what a prospective partner is like on the without being distracted by personal appearance.

Read the Bible’s description of love found at 1 Corinthians 13:4, 5. You must therefore take the time to observe a person to see if his or her actions and words match.