Dating for buddhists
Yet, so far, there has been no service dedicated just to Buddhists.
I haven't looked at many online dating statistics but would gladly bet money that couples who get together on these sites look eerily like old photos of both party's previous relationships. This was how the "great tradition" of canonical Buddhism came to be complemented by the "small tradition" of popular Buddhism consisting of the rituals and ceremonies discussed in this booklet. To satisfy their devotional and emotional needs, they required a system of outward acts, communally shared, by which they could express their devotion to the ideals represented by the Dhamma and absorb these ideals into the texture of their daily experience. Devotion being the intimate inner side of religious worship, it must have had a place in early Buddhism. While the specific forms of ritual and ceremony in Sri Lankan popular Buddhism doubtlessly evolved over the centuries, it seems likely that this devotional approach to the Dhamma has its roots in lay Buddhist practice even during the time of the Buddha himself.Yet, many Western Buddhists may have limited access to a local Dharma center and, as a result, they may meet few other practitioners in their daily lives.
At the same time, online dating has moved from the last resort of the computer savvy and socially awkward into the mainstream.
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In fact, I once went out to dinner with an ex and her new boyfriend that she met on match.com, and when placed across the table from one another, they new guy and I looked exactly the same with our fuzzy blondish hair, glasses, and matching turtleneck sweaters.
- In a sign of the times, Buddhists now have their own online dating site.
Launched in February, Dharma Date, at aims to bring together Buddhist laypeople from around the world for friendship, dating and marriage.