In a Nutshell
- Meet others who share your faith and lifestyle
- More than 16 million registered users
- IM chat and faith videos
- Limited matchmaking features
- Profiles leave little room for creativity
The perfect choice if your Christian faith is an important part of finding love for you.
ChristianMingle has streamlined the dating process, so they now offer simple profiling with Christian extras like the ability to say how regularly you go to church and which denomination you are, as well as more broad profile filters like physical appearance and your income and employment. They have also merged all communication options, so chat via IM and inbox messaging can all be found in the same place. Create favourite lists for ease of use, and head to the community section to find extra religious dating tools such as the daily bible verse as well as faith videos. We love the emphasis on fun and addictive dating games. Try the secret admirer tool to express interest in another member risk free, or head to the fun and often ethical question of the week to have fun answering and browsing other answers.
Set your match preferences to make your suggestions even better, or head to the search page to get a completely targeted experience. All features are available for free users, apart from communication.
ChristianMingle Sign Up
Signing up to ChristianMingle takes only minutes, and then you can choose to add more to your profile once you’re a member of the site. For now, you’ll need to enter an email address, a username and password, and some basic background info such as age, gender, physical appearance, and of course some religious data like what church you were brought up in, and how often you go to church now.
One thing to note is that ChristianMingle does not ask you to verify your email address, although they do insist that all members agree to the pledge, which promises you are looking to use the site in a genuine way.
There is a dedicated safety tips page from the bottom of your dashboard. Here you will find tips and tricks to keep safe both on and offline, whether you have been using ChristianMingle since the early days, or are a brand new visitor to the site. These include being careful what information you disclose online, and making sure to tell a friend where you are going when you organise an offline meet. The block list is also a great choice for keeping yourself safe from any users you feel uncomfortable talking to online.
The cost of using the website depends on how long you are signing up for. The most expensive option is a 1 month subscription, which costs £18.99. 3 months drops to £8.24 per month, and 6 months is by far the best deal at a monthly cost of £4.49. That means the full six months is only £26.91, hardly more than paying for one month of functionality!
ChristianMingle Ease of Use
The new look and feel of the ChristianMingle site is really simple, yet intuitive. Everything you need can be found on the home page of the site, and just click the funky new logo to be taken back to this screen at any time. We love the dashboard, which has singles in the middle of the screen, and an easy to use toolbar across the top with everything you need, including search, matches and community tools. Account settings are also accessible from the home page in the top right corner, and you can either send a message via contact us form or call directly if you have any problems.
ChristianMingle The Search
There are a few different ways to search on ChristianMingle. The basic search is just age, location and photo. There is also a keyword search if you know exactly what you’re looking for. If you’re somewhere in the middle, try the advanced search filters, which allow you to search by ethnicity, religious filters like church participation, as well as physical appearance and more.
If you sit back and let your matches come to you, these will be organised by your match preferences.
ChristianMingle Bottom Line
ChristianMingle always had the great religious dating tools and fun communication extras. Now they have matched this with a gorgeously designed interface, easy to use and uncluttered for a great online dating experience.