Enter the dating service Matchmaking Moms.com, where the members are moms, not singles who love them.
The site, originally launched in 2004, is the brainchild of San Francisco-based entrepreneur, Dawn Miller, 32, who was inspired to turn the matchmaking efforts of her own mother and her friends' mothers into a larger network.
It's hardly news that conventional dating norms have gone out the window and, with them, so too have traditional dating labels.
While there are non-Christians who date with the intention of having a series of intimate physical relationships, for the Christian this is not acceptable and should never be the reason for dating.
Many Christians see dating as little more than friendship and maintain the friendship aspect of their dating until both people are ready to commit to each other as potential marriage partners.
"How is dating her exclusively any different from calling her your girlfriend?
" I asked a friend who had recently broached the exclusivity threshold with his consistent hookup.
in essence, she is his girlfriend in everything but name.
And that's okay because, contrary to those bemoaning the supposed death of monogamy, it's clearly not the monogamy that freaks him out, but rather, monogamy's prescribed terminology.
"Your mom, on the other hand, has seen you in many different relationships and knows what has worked and what hasn't about each." Divorce statistics are hard to come by, but divorce is legal throughout even the traditional Islamic world, with rates in some countries approaching or even exceeding those in the West, according to a 2002 Gallup Poll.
In Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, for example, those who view divorce as "entirely justifiable morally" outnumber those who strongly condemn it.
Starting around the time of the American Civil War, courtship became a private matter for couples.