I had the chance to interview Brandon Durham of the controversial feminist angering dating site venture, Dominion Dating. Part of the mission of Evangelical Dark Web is to equip Christians to thrive in an increasingly hostile culture. One of the key areas for this focus is family. And that means marriage. One of the problems I observe is that it’s a rough dating environment out there. Having been married young, I’ve largely avoided this, to which I am thankful. But when a Christian has a plan to create a new dating service to solve these issues, the potential needs to be explored.
Despite being a success story of online dating, Brandon sought to create his own platform recognizing that direct competitors marketed towards Christians do a pitiful job of screening out people who have no business claiming the mantel of Christ. And so Dominion Dating will create a screening process that will have the user have a pastoral recommendation from a church that is doctrinally sound.
Having turned off all of the feminists and other theological liberals, it stands a major concern that Dominion Dating will attract a lot of creeps who could get a pastoral recommendation, ie Josh Duggar. Dating sites naturally attract creeps and catfish. And Dominion Dating seems better equipped to address this concern by seeking to educate the user on safety, creating a reporting system, and a vetting system that could include a background check.
Another hard topic addressed is the “gift of singleness.” Many in Big Eva are trying to glamorize singleness as a gift. Brandon and I go through 1 Corinthians 7:8-9 and discuss how if a person has a romantic or sex drive, they are not called to singleness, and further explained the context of this chapter. Along those lines we also discussed the prolonging of marriage that is a societal notion that is paired with the glorification of singleness. The feminist mantra, “I’m a strong independent woman. I don’t need no man.” has bled into the church. Prolonging marriage and purity culture are incompatible. And this has been unhealthy to men in many regards, like pornography.
So who is the ideal candidate for Dominion Dating? A man that is faithful to Christ and involved in a local church. This man has embraced masculinity and forsaken effeminacy. He is looking for a wife to start a family. For women, the ideal candidate is similar. Except, instead of embracing masculinity, they embrace femininity.
Creating a dating platform that attract the discerning Christians needs to be repulsive to the feminist. Dominion Dating has successfully accomplished this, and hopefully they can execute their concept for its debut in August.