SPRING, TX – Coming on the heels of the smashing success of his book What He Must Be: If He Wants To Marry My Daughter, Voddie Baucham Jr. has just released a “What He Must Be” dating service.
“I think this dating service is going to be a tremendous asset to the church,” commented Baucham. “I mean, the world has gone crazy. You’ve got kids courting each other left and right. Sometimes a young woman will go through two, maybe even three courtships be she gets married. That stops today. Voddie Baucham is saying, ‘No’.”
The “What He Must Be” dating service allows young men to create a profile of themselves. Completing this profile requires them to fill out a 370 question survey, submit a tithing report for the past five years, have character references dating back to second grade, and write a four page essay in Greek.
Once the profile is complete, it can be reviewed by fathers who are trying to help their daughters find a “suitable mate”. If a father approves of a young man, he can schedule a series of 12 interviews in which he “gets to know” the young man. These interviews, which take place over six months, are a precursor to the young man actually meeting the daughter. In order to help the father, the dating service provides CIA interrogation training materials. The service’s terms of agreement explicitly state that the father has the right to terminate contact with the young man for any reason whatsoever.
“This is great,” said Thomas Tillman, one of the beta testers of the service. “Now I don’t have to deal with 23 year-old yahoos asking me if they can court Loretta. I can make sure that Loretta marries a man who has solidly established himself in society, knows Calvinism inside and out, is on track to become a deacon or an elder, and feels comfortable talking about Second Temple Judaism.”
When asked on the differences between his service and arranged marriage, Baucham commented, “This service does not produce arranged marriages. It produces relationships in a highly supervised context.”