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By Ashley Mae Orcutt
Recently, dating apps have become more popular due to the on-going coronavirus pandemic. People don’t want to be alone during this time, so they go onto online dating apps hoping to find someone to date. If you are someone who is religious, chances are you want someone who has the same values as you. Because of this, Christian Mingle exists so that you can match with other Christians who have the same beliefs as you!
Like their motto says, you can find your “God-centered relationship” just by matching with someone on this app. According to their website, there are 60,000 users that sign up for their website each month, waiting to find someone to spend the rest of their lives with. You are able to visit this #1 Christian Dating community on your mobile device through their app, as well as visit their website on your computer! Here is our Christian Mingle review.
History of Christian Mingle
In 2001, Spark Networks developed Christian Mingle and has gained 16 million single members since then. Twelve years later in 2013, the Webby Awards claimed that Christian Mingle was an honoree in the Religious and Spirituality category. A year after winning this award in 2014, Christian Mingle launched their dating app. In 2015, DatingSiteReviews.com awarded this site as Editor’s Top Pick for a Christian dating site.
In July 2016, Christian Mingle started allowing homosexual men and women to use their app due to a non-discrimination lawsuit filed against them. Before this lawsuit, members had the option to only choose “man seeking woman” or “woman seeking man.” After this lawsuit was filed, members were given the option to choose between “man seeking man,” “woman seeking woman,” “man seeking woman,” or “woman seeking man.”
Since this is a Christian dating website, members can choose to specify the domination of Christianity they practice. Options include Anglican/Episcopalian, Apostolic, Baptist, Catholic, Lutheran, Methodist, Orthodox, Pentecostal, Presbyterian, Seventh-Day Adventist, Southern Baptist, Interdenominational, Non-Denominational, or Not Sure Yet.
Pros & Cons
Christian Mingle has the most users on their website compared to other Christian dating sites
You have higher chances of meeting your match with all the search features this site provides, such as distance, whether or not they are online, how much they have in common with you, and whether or not someone is new to the site.
Christian Mingle has heightened security so it’s not as easy for romance scammers to fish the website. They verify and post your photos 24-48 hours after you uploaded them to make sure it’s really you (though you still need to be careful just in case).
The website was recently updated to make it easier to use than it used to be.
Not as open to LGBT members until a lawsuit forced them to be.
The mobile app doesn’t have any extra features compared to the computer website.
While they verify photos, romance scammers will still find clever ways to bypass the system so you still need to be careful.
There is a free basic account and a premium account.
Here are the prices of a premium account on Christian Mingle:
1 Month: $42.99 a month
3 Months: $24.99 a month ($74.97 total)
6 Months: $19.99 a month ($119.94 total)
You can also Spotlight your account for the following prices:
1 Day: $2.99
7 Days: $6.99
30 Days: $14.99
Ease of Use
While navigating the website and app, you will find that everything is right in front of you and easy to find. The main page has potential matches on it to look through, and on the top of this page, you will see a few options. These options allow you to sort through your matches that will make it easier to find your potential match.
On the top of these options, there is another bar filled with options to look at your messages, view your activity, view who you have matched with, and there is even a section specifically to help you if you need it!
Christian Mingle has a “Help” tab available as you are searching for your potential match if you have any questions. With this section, you are free to browse through the questions already asked to find the question you have. You can also look through different categories of questions regarding your account, your matches, your messaging, and your profile. If your question isn’t listed, you are able to submit a request regarding the question you have and they will get back to you in a quick manner. Their customer support team works 24/7 to make sure their customer’s questions are answered.
How does This Work?
First, you create an account with Christian Mingle using your desired email address and password. Then, it asks for your basic information, such as your name, interests, Christianity denomination, how often you attend church, what your hobbies are, your birthday, and more. It also asks you to upload at least one picture of yourself, which the system will review for 24-48 hours before publishing it on your profile.
Then, it asks you to list the interests, hobbies, age, location, and more about what you want your partner to have. Finally, it directs you to the main website where you can find matches, sign up for Christian Mingle’s Premium Membership, and more.
On the website, it allows you to browse through matches and match with who you want to. It also allows you to filter who you want and don’t want to be shown on the website. Also, it has tabs that can help direct you to your messages, matches, activity, and if you need help.
With a premium Christian Mingle account, you have access to the following:
The ability to access all of a user’s photos.
The ability to send and receive messages from users.
The ability to see if someone has read your messages.
The ability to see if someone liked you.
The ability to see if someone viewed your profile.
The ability to hide your online status and profile from matching.
The ability to browse anonymously on the platform.
The ability to send and receive messages from other users, even if they didn’t pay for a subscription.
When you spotlight your account, you are appearing at the top of your potential matchs’ search results. This is a separate thing you pay for and is not included with your Christian Mingle premium account.
There are people that complain that the dating site’s premium membership is too expensive to use, even though you need it to do basic things on the site such as message people or see who liked you. There are also reports of faceless people who could not get their photos verified that send smiles (the free version of likes) and who try to trick you into messaging them. Once you message them, they try to scam you out of money.
If you are a Christian looking for an easy-to-use site and don’t mind the price, I would recommend Christian Mingle to our users. It is the most used Christian dating site with millions of users looking to meet their potential match. It is easy to look through potential matches and to like them, and also easy to send them a message. There are many success stories on this dating site, and I know you can find yours too. I hope this Christian Mingle review helped!
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