ChristianMingle is a dating website for religious singles. The site provides a community of single individuals who identify with the Christian faith. Users can find friends, romance and possibly a husband or wife by creating a profile and meeting new people. Just like other dating websites, ChristianMingle provides a number of helpful articles that supply advice, safety tips and more. Users can also submit a prayer request or visit the Worship Center which directs them to Believe.com. Those who sign up are given access to chat rooms, message boards, a daily Bible verse, searchable Bible and instant messaging that lets them have real conversations with those they meet online. The site also lists a Statement of Christian Faith which helps users decide if their beliefs are a good fit for the ChristianMingle community.Show more screenshots »
ChristianMingle offers a website that is very similar to many other online dating services. The interface is organized and includes many vibrant colors to keep the experience lively. New users will have little trouble finding their way around. Mixed reviews have been posted bout the overall quality of the community. It is difficult to rate the value of a group like this because opinions will vary. Some users claim that “lonely losers” and deceitful individuals lurk on the site while others claim to have found their soul mate there.
ChristianMingle is just like many other dating websites. The main difference lies in its community. The site caters to Christians. Users are not required to supply any proof that they actively follow the Christian faith however the site is geared towards those users. This helps those who feel strongly about their religious beliefs find others who feel the same way. It works well as long as the user is careful about who they agree to meet.
ChristianMingle offers a clean interface that begins with a row of simple buttons. The site is easy to navigate and low key in terms of color and design. User profiles include a number of details as well as an image (if the user chose to upload one). It takes almost no time for the user to feel right at home as they browse or answer conversation starting questions from their dashboard.
New users can join the ChristianMingle community by clicking the blue “Join Free” link in the upper, right hand corner of the homepage. The user is asked about gender, body type, eye color, hair color, ethnicity, education, occupation, smoking and drinking habits, marital status, children and which church they were raised in. The site also asks the user for their denomination and how often they attend church services. Many of these can be skipped if the user prefers to do so. The user must also supply a zip code, name, date of birth, username, email address and password. The user is automatically logged in after completing the registration process.
Newcomers can sign up for free, but as soon as the account is created they are encouraged to purchase a subscription. Paying users can send and receive mail, use instant messaging, access chat rooms, utilize the site’s COMPASS match finding tool and create custom ecards. A one month subscription costs $29.99 while three months is $18.99 (per month). A six month option is available for $13.99 per month. Users who are serious about using the site should plan on buying a subscription.
ChristianMingle is an appealing website for single Christians looking to date or make friends. The site offers all the typical features most users expect out of a dating service with a religious focus. There have been mixed reviews regarding the overall quality of the community but this is to be expected. It is impossible for any dating site to ensure that every match is perfect. The site is user friendly and includes a few faith-based extras.