Family DVD Pick Of The Week: Christian Mingle

christianminglemovieAt first I was a little put off by the title. I was very familiar with the dating site, but was unsure how a movie about it would turn out.

The synopsis: Gwyneth Hayden has it all. A top-notch career, killer wardrobe, dream apartment, and great friends – she thinks the only thing missing is a man. In a moment of inspired desperation, she fills out a profile on the dating website hoping to find Mr. Right. However, Gwyneth’s Christianity is a little rusty and her attempts at impressing her dream guy end in disaster when he calls her out on her “faux faith.” In an honest realization, she sees her superficial life for what it really is, and is driven to create a personal relationship with God.

It was actually a good film. The film starts off a little rocky at first. You aren’t sure what the story is truly about.  As the story progresses you are totally enthralled with Gwyneth’s adventure.

The movie highlights two key facts.

1- We only give only a part impression

Dating profiles present us with only  superficial information about our potential matches, which means that we are not seeing or being presented with the person as a whole. Consequently, the information which we gleam from an online profile gives us very little to go on in determining how someone may actually behave in real life.

2- People are not what they seem

There is abundant evidence that people quite happily and readily misrepresent how they advertise themselves in online dating sites.

The film tells a great story and will be a great talking point with the teens and pre-teens in your home. I loved it. It’s sweet with a cute professional sub story that many of us working folks will appreciate.

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