Christians who want to honor God in their romantic relationships can really benefit from godly advice along the way.” Hyman created SOOMA to be a learning environment in addition to a dating site. I wanted to create, not just another dating site that helps Adventists find other Adventists, but a Web site where Adventists could get advice on compatibility so they’d have guidance in selecting the best match.“It’s a place where Adventists can come and get answers to their relationship questions,” Hyman explains. I also wanted to create an opportunity for Adventists to be able to get their relationship questions answered.” SOOMA offers relationship counseling from licensed Adventist counselors for singles or couples who are looking for guidance and help in their current relationship or relationship search. While working at a day-care center, this young adult and Oakwood University graduate finished her first master’s degree in early childhood education.
“There were some not-as-good experiences before for both of us, but things worked out for us.” There are many sites out there that cater to singles (think JDate for Jewish singles, Single Parent Meet.com, or even Geek 2 Geek), but there are few sites that offer something specifically for Adventist singles.The service is unique because “we have a variety of ways for our clients to meet like-minded people (matchmaking, live interactive events, seminars, church tours, etc.) and save .” Typical online dating can be extremely time-consuming, explains Scott, and no one is fully vetting each person (background check, making sure they are not married, unstable, etc.).“At The Scott Firm we can validate each person’s real expectations, values, love languages, nonnegotiables, life goals, dating trends, and physical preferences—saving each person an average of one year of dating the wrong person(s).” Scott, taking Genesis to heart, believes this service is helpful to Advent-ists.People graduate from college and migrate, leaving home churches and friends behind.
For many who finally decide that they’d rather not be single, online dating is a viable option—especially in a culture in which people are both busy and tech-savvy.Davis currently still enjoys a full life teaching sixth grade and fifth- through eighth-grade science at an Adventist elementary school.