Allison Dienstman | Online Dating Editor
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ChrisitanMingle manages to bring together a united and unique community where anyone can share their beliefs and look for both romance and friendship. Addressed to single Christians everywhere, ChristianMingle is the perfect place to meet someone who shares the same values and appreciates the purity of real relationships based on tradition and communication. As a user, you have access to various features that encourage the process of building a relationship based on true values and not just a profile picture.
The matchmaking algorithm takes into consideration personality traits, goals, interests and common values shared by members from the same area. We really enjoyed the fact that ChristianMingle is not just a dating site but a network where single people can find the comfort of a friend and put the basis for long lasting relationships that can lead to marriage.
Creating an account is free but it can take a bit as there are a few too many questions you have to answer. Of course, some you can skip and personalize your profile at a later moment, but if you want a sharp looking profile from the beginning you have to spend a few good minutes describing yourself, your interests, your religion, and the area you live in. Also, if you’re not careful, you might select that you want to receive e-mails from other Christian networks (the settings to acceptance are implicit). Make sure you uncheck the boxes before you hit “Next” if you’re not interested. They are a bit slow with the registration process and the same speed applies in general for edits you do on your profile.
Given the fact that this is a Christian community, all its members must belong to a certain Christian church. This doesn’t necessarily mean that there is no diversity; anyone can register and look for a relationship here. Still, this is an exclusivist club and you need to meet certain conditions in order to be a member. The average age is 35 and most singles active here are female looking for a serious relationship with a Christian man. The community is not open for gay or lesbian singles.
The search feature is very well developed on ChristianMingle, and you have the possibility to look for your best match using various filters and preferences. You will also receive recommendations from the platform based on your profile and preferences but it’s nice that you also have access to the database. As a free member you can create your profile and search for other members but you won’t be able to actually communicate. You need a paid membership to have access to chat services, emails, IM, and message boards.
The paid subscription renews automatically after the current one expires, without any notification. When it comes to matching members, there are several tests used like: the Colour Code Personality Test, Readiness IQ (to see if you are indeed ready to date), and the COMPASS test. All these are strictly confidential and the results are used to better understand your personality and what you’re actually looking for on a dating site. As a member you can receive spiritual guidance by accessing their Worship Centre that takes you to Believe.com.
ChristianMingle helped many couples find each other and be happy together. The matching algorithm and the possibility to actually search for people that you may find interesting based on various filters is an amazing way to meet someone. So, if you’re single and you are a Christian, this site is the perfect place to start a strong relationship based on true values and traditions.
While administrators don’t do background checks on their members, each one is tested using various personality tests and questionnaires. This lessens the possibility of a wrong match. Still, you are the only one who can pay attention to the people you meet so make sure to respect a few basic rules for safety. Read their Safety section and make sure to follow the rules and advice you get in there.
When it comes to data security, you should know that everything is confidential and none of your private information will be made public without your accord. Another important feature, that not many dating sites support, is the possibility to meet your soul mate during a live in-person event. ChristianMingle holds such an event every month to create a safe environment where people can meet face to face.
If something goes wrong and you have problems using the site you can always call their toll-free number. They are available 24/7 and you will receive an answer in a courteous manner. On their contact page you also have access to a series of FAQ where you can search for your answer or, you can contact them via email by filling in the necessary data in the available contact form. The only complaint users formulated is the fact that they are rather slow via email. Sometimes it took even 48 hours for users to receive an answer.
|Free||6-Month Membership||3-Month Membership||1-Month Membership|
|Price||Free||$7.49 per month||$14.99 per month||$34.99 per month|
|Guided profile questionnaire|
|Match suggestions according to profile|
|Message and answer members|
|See who views my profile|
|Who is online|
|Period||No limit||6 month||3 month||1 month|