Dating apps like christian Dating app can help Christians avoid a church trouble when they go out to meet friends.
Christian Dating allows people to have a virtual conversation with someone on a date who can then give them a date and ask them to spend time together, the company said.
Dating apps can also be used to date members of the same faith, and to get married.
The app also has a special “Love for the Holidays” option, which lets people pray together.
Christchurch’s first gay bar The bar, known as The Stag, has welcomed its first gay customers, after it opened its doors for the first time on Tuesday.
The bar has been a hotspot for gay people in Christchurch for the past decade, said bar owner Kevin Taylor.
He said the bar’s owner, Tim Taylor, had wanted to open a gay bar for years, but it took a while to find an appropriate venue.
“I was just looking for a place to open up and it was just not going to happen,” he said.
Mr Taylor said he was initially worried about offending people with his sexuality, but hoped the community support would make him reconsider his stance.
“People want to be welcomed in Christ, and we’re here to welcome people in our community,” he added.
“We’ve got people coming in and going out, and that’s something we’re very happy about.”
Mr Taylor is currently the only gay person in the city.
He started the bar in 2011 after living in Melbourne for a year.
He believes the community can be inclusive and that it’s good for the whole community.
“The gay community here is very diverse and inclusive,” he told the BBC.
“It’s really important that we support that diversity.”
The new bar was opened at a time when Christchurch had been hit hard by the Canterbury earthquakes.
“That was the last time that I had any issues with the Canterbury Earthquake,” Mr Taylor told the ABC.
He has now been working with his bar owners to rebuild and refurbish the bar.
“There are no plans to reopen yet, but we’re hopeful we’ll reopen soon,” he says.
Mr Taylors faith The church has long been a hotbed of gay people, and the new bar could be a welcome sign for many gay people. “
My hope is that by the end of this year we’ll open up again and the rest of the bars will be coming back to the city.”
Mr Taylors faith The church has long been a hotbed of gay people, and the new bar could be a welcome sign for many gay people.
“A lot of us were in shock,” Mr Tayler said.
“At first we were kind of angry, but now we’re all really thankful that we got a place open that we can use.”
Gay bars are a growing trend in New Zealand, but the number of gay bars is small compared to the numbers of gay churches.
Some are still banned in the country, and some have closed their doors.
More than 2,000 people in New South Wales were gay in 2016, the highest number in the world.
Mr Tayles faith is a mixture of Christianity and Buddhism, and he said the idea of going to church had changed him.
“Being able to do it as a Christian, to be able to have that type of community support and a relationship with the people I’m with, has changed my life,” he explained.
“Not only am I now able to say I love God more, but I’m able to be more present and feel better about myself.”
Gay couples can also find support and counselling through the local LGBT support group.
There are a number of support services for gay couples, and Mr Taylor hopes to open more places in the future.
Mr Turner said he wanted the bar to become a “safe haven” for gay and lesbian people in the community.
“The community has really been amazing in helping me with that, so it’s just been wonderful for me,” he continued.
“What it has given me is more space to grow, to learn more about myself, about my faith and my life.”