Dating in pentecostal church
The notion of Sunday mornings being "the most-segregated hour in America" may be longstanding.
But recent studies took this idea further and examined how those who attend church most often are least likely to ever have dated or married someone from another race. In a recent blog post, David Briggs at the Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA) notes how researchers at the annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR) found that "being in a church with few or no members of another race makes a difference in choosing romantic partners." Using data from the 2007 Baylor Religion Survey, Samuel Perry of the University of Chicago found that about 50 percent of those who attend church only once a year or never said they had dated a person of another race, whereas only 27 percent of those who attend church weekly or more said the same.
Even as late as the turn of the 20th century it was still common for dating to take place at the home of the female, and in some cultures even hand holding was forbidden unless the couple was engaged.But, how do you find someone that fits the bill in the type of scenario you are currently in?One of the first things you can and should do is to get active.Get active in your local community and get active in your local Pentecostal church.You want to get to know others through this type of experience.