|Editor's Review User Reviews|
ChristianMingle.com - Review by Derek Martinez - Overall Rating: 8.1 out of 10
As the name goes by, ChristianMingle caters only to heterosexual singles within the faith of Christianity. This site strives to provide singles of the Christian community with the best opportunities to date and marry like-minded individuals.
ChristianMingle with its large following of 2.5 million visitors a month is easily the top, community-based dating site. ChristianMingle, owned by the sparks network was launched in 1996. This has a fan base of about 16 million members.
Singles looking for long and meaningful relationships throng the base of ChristianMingle, but people who value their faith and appreciate a partner who reciprocates them without being extremely religious also visit the site. Committed relationships within the Christian community is what most of the members look for, but it also helps people who want a casual relationship, be it a friend or a companion with a similar faith in Christianity.
ChristianMingle was principally for the American Christians, but also has a huge Canadian following. It is one of the largest dating website for Christians.
Popularity by Country
|Country||Users (%)||Views (%)|
- Basic Plans
- 3 months membership for $74.97 ($24.99 per month)
- 6 months membership for $131.94 ($21.99 per month)
- 12 months membership for $251.88 ($20.99 per month)
- Bundle Plans
- 3 months membership for $83.97 ($27.99 per month)
- 6 months membership for $149.94 ($24.99 per month)
- 12 months membership for $263.88 ($21.99 per month)
The Benefits of Having a Subscription
|Features||Paid Members||Standard Members|
|Contact other singles|
|Priority access to Match Events|
|Connect faster with IM|
|Send & receive email messages|
|Respond to email messages|
|Read & reply to emails on mobile|
|Remove members from view|
|See who's viewed you|
|One click search type|
|Receive SingledOut matches|
|Search for matches|
|Create a profile and appear in search results|
|Post a photo|
|General Mobile Access|
ChristianMingle comes with light weight pricing and very good search functionality for Christian singles.
You can sign up for free on ChristianMingle by filling in your name, email address and location. It just takes a couple of minutes to create an account on the site.
The profile includes a detailed process and takes about 15-30 minutes of your time. It includes:
- Basic Information
- About Me
- Fun Facts
- Short essays
- Your Ideal Match
Basic information includes zip code, gender, height, body type, eye/hair color, ethnicity, educational background, occupation, date of birth, and how frequently you attend the church. Since the search is for the Christian community it is good that you add the number of times you go to the church. The more time you take for describing yourself the better matches you get because the first page is where you state the importance of Christ in your life. At the end of the profile there is a space where a brief description of yourself can be entered and this may be the ice breaker if you are good with your words.
Finally in the "match preferences" section, mention about the type of partner you are looking for. It is important to describe your preferences accurately.
ChristianMingle does not mandate its members to upload their photos, but to increase profile attention it is strongly recommended that you upload your photos. Many profiles go unnoticed without a photo. All these information that you give while signing up can be altered at a later stage without any hassles.
Christian mingle account can also be connected to your Facebook account. The photos be uploaded must go through the ChristianMingle approval process and similarly, the texts in your profile gets approved before appearing on your profile.
Find Your Mate
Once the registration is complete with all the checks, the mail box starts flooding with potential matches. Members can search for their partners based on age, location, appearance, personality traits, online members and photos. Free members can surf the website, search for matches and customize their profile whereas paid members can initiate contact and interact with other members.
Interacting With Matches
ChristianMingle has many ways to initiate a conversation with a member such as IM and Email. Members can initiate the conversation with a smiley, an Ecard or a spark to show them you are interested. Members can make use of chat rooms and forums or send IM's to the others. Once you’ve found someone that interests you, you can send e-mails through the Christian Mingle proprietary e-mail service.
ChristianMingle values the safety of its members. It advices about online dating through safety tips and forbids its members from sharing personal and financial information with other users on the site. Users can hide and block members from viewing their profile and also change the status on the messenger to ‘offline’. It also encourages its users to report their concerns to the support staffs.
- Create profile with photos
- Search matches
- Advanced searching tools
- Instant messenger
- Share views on Christianity
- Send e-cards
- Mobile apps
COMPASS Matching test is a unique matching system that calculates the level of compatibility with other individuals. Users must answer a simple questionnaire and the results will be sent to your mail box along with best matches. The 20 page report of your test can also be requested when needed.
Color code personality test is another interesting feature on ChristianMingle that helps find compatible matches. Users can choose a color based on their personality traits.
Secret Admirer is a unique feature that notifies the users when their interests like their profile in return.
The site gets interesting, by constantly allowing their members to update their Interests with the "Question of the week section'.
Unlike traditional photo viewing option, the photo shuffle option allows the user to view random photos and it also lists down the photos of members visiting your profile.
"Readiness IQ" test helps to determine your willingness to start a serious relationship with someone. The results are completely private.
ChristianMingle dating app is available for Android and iOS users. It provides an optimized version of the site for mobile use.
ChristianMingle has a “Worship Center”, where members can make prayer requests, read bible verses and discuss with other members.
The website has a dedicated community where members can share their views, post messages and interact with other members. They also conduct live events to allow their members to meet in-person in the outside world.
Dedicate dating site for Christians
Good customer service
Large Christian user base
Limited features for free members
Memberships only available to heterosexual singles
ChristianMingle is one of the most popular dating websites for Christian singles. It has numerous features to find and communicate with other individuals. The website looks outdated but has a constant fan following. Though there are good matching systems, there is too much emphasis on Christianity and religious beliefs.
ChristianMingle is the best religion-focused matchmaking service that is reasonably priced compared to other websites in the same niche. People looking to date only Christians will find this site useful and interesting, whereas open-minded individuals who believe in fairy tale romance and love at first sight need to juggle for other good online dating websites.