Q: How does a single Orthogal meet single Orthoguys?
A: Meeting other Ortho-folk is just like any other. You go out with friends to events, you search online, you take the suggestions of seminarians who want to set-up their classmates, or you let monastics and your Khouria/Matushka/Presvytera know. (I’ve been told that nuns can be effective matchmakers). The good news is that meeting other Orthodox singles is the same process for meeting people in general.
For those open to online dating, I cannot recommend any particular website for those open to online dating. Be looking for an Orthogal round table discussion and review of websites this month.
What I have observed to increase the effectiveness of meeting “marriage-minded” singles are three things. One, let others know you are open to dating and marriage. And not just “Hey, I want to get married someday.” Let them know a few specifics – Tall? Serious? Humor? Passion for social injustice? Hates or loves music theater just as much as you?
Two – live a life that you can and want to share with someone.
Third, be patient with yourself and others. Keep up the openness to meet others, even if it feels like one more first conversation that might not go anywhere. We can’t all have Yente’s talent…