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Our Review

Christianmingle.com is an online dating service geared towards Christian men and women who want a wholesome relationship centered around God. The website was launched by Spark Networks in 2001 and has since gained 16 million members. The dating site launched its mobile app counterpart in 2014. According to surveys, 29% of all married couples who met each other through online dating websites are products of Christian Mingle.

Member Structure

Members
12,000,000 from USA
Members activity
40,000 active weekly
Gender Proportion
50 %
50 %
  • 1 million active views per month worldwide
  • 157,000 site visits from the US per month

Majority of Christianmingle's users are in their late 20s to early 40s, which means most of them are ready to settle down and are looking for someone to share the rest of their life with.

More than just having marriage potential, users of the site also have a great relationship with God, so you're sure to find someone who shares the same faith and is ready to settle down and have a family.

Signing Up

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  • People can sign up using their email or using their Facebook account
  • New members have to fill up a form with personal information
  • A total of 6 pictures can be uploaded during registration
  • Registration process takes around 3-5 minutes
  • Email verification is necessary after the registration process

Overall, the registration is simple and straight to the point. Christianmingle.com is well aware that most of its users are in their 30s to 40s, so they may not be as tech savvy as teens are. The registration process does not include a personality test, although fun gimmicks like quizzes are more appreciated by teens and young adults. The site is in tune with the needs and preferences of its target audience. It does away with personality quizzes and other games, focusing instead on straightforward answers to questions about commitment, religious beliefs and family.

Making Contact

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  • The website gives users suggested matches daily based on their preferences
  • The site has a free search option where users can freely browse other member profiles regardless of whether they are good matches or not
  • Users can filter searches according to one of their preferences, such as ethnicity, religion, etc.
  • Users can also filter the search to display only users who are currently online
  • Free users cannot send and receive messages to and from other users
  • There is a chatroom

The site doesn't make use of fancy bells and whistles when it comes to their communication service. They have the normal chat function, and nothing else. Messaging is hidden behind a pay wall, unless you're lucky enough to catch the eye of a premium user, because they can send messages which can be read and replied to by free users. You get notified when you have new messages, either via Email or browser notifications. You can also message users through ChristianMingle's dating app, which will send phone notifications when you get a message. You can create a list made up of your favorite Christian Mingle users for easier communication. If a particular member is being offensive, you can add them to your blacklist.

Profile Quality

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  • Free users can see other members' profiles even without a premium subscription
  • They can also see all photo on other members' profiles
  • The site uses a very detailed profile testing process that recognizes fraudulent behavior.
  • Christianmingle.com has a team that screens profile submission to detect fake profiles
  • The site even goes as far as checking what users write down in their biographies.
  • The profiles are very detailed
  • The profile information can be changed later
  • Profile pictures are visible to everyone for free

The profiles on Christian Mingle are relatively informative. Although the questions and fields are limited, they are limited to what truly matters to people who are looking for lifetime partners. As such, it is extremely possible to get a date. Unfortunately, not all members complete their profile to the fullest, as the process isn't mandatory.

While profile information is limited compared to other dating sites, their security is top notch. Obvious fake profiles are suspended within a few minutes of their creation, which means that the team uses strict profile guidelines to ensure that only legitimate users who want to use the site to find their soulmate can actually use the site's services.

App

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  • Layout for mobile version is very user-friendly
  • Users can download the app for free
  • Can look for matches anytime, anywhere
  • No new features other than what's already on the desktop version

The app version of Christianmingle.com doesn't really deviate from its browser counterpart in terms of functions. There are no games and features unique to it. The layout also looks similar to the browser version, except the layout is tweaked to make it swipe-friendly. Free users still can't message other users unless they upgrade their account.

The app allows Christian Mingle's user to access their profile and look for matches on the go, making it more convenient. However, there's nothing new to it, so it's just basically a carbon copy of the desktop site, except the design is responsive to mobile platforms.

Real Life Review

I have been a devout catholic since I was a young girl, but I was also very career-oriented, so I turned down any matches that were made for me by my parents when I was in my 20s. At 38 years old, I did not have a boyfriend, nor did I have any suitors left. The situation suited me just fine when I was younger, but now that I am old, I want to settle down and have a family. I signed up for several dating sites, but all of them were made up mostly of men who were looking for fun and girls who easily said yes. I'm happy I found Christian Mingle - I am now in regular online correspondence with 2 attractive and God-fearing men who are both willing to wait until I'm comfortable with taking the next step. With God's guidance, I hope to find my life partner here on this dating site.

Design and Functionality

The site's design is as simple as simple can get. It looks like the site chose the utilitarian route instead of aesthetics. The layout makes up for it though, as every information is displayed in an organized manner. The tabs and buttons are straightforward, and users can access all parts of the website easily.

ChristianMingle Costs and Prices

Free Services
  • Profile Creation
  • Match Search
  • Send smiles to other users to gain their attention
  • Like other user profiles
  • See who liked your profile
  • See who visited your profile
Fee based Services
  • Send and receive messages from other paid users
  • Send messages to both paid and free users
  • Hide your profile from match potentials
  • Receive notification when your messages are seen by the recipient
  • Hide your online status
  • Browse other profiles anonymously
Duration / Credits / CoinsCosts per monthTotal
Standard Plan
1 Month29.99 $ / Month29.99 $
3 Months19.99 $ / Month59.97 $
6 Months14.99 $ / Month89.94 $
Premium Plan
1 Month49.99 $ / Month49.99 $
3 Months34.99 $ / Month104.97 $
6 Months24.99 $ / Month149.94 $

Is ChristianMingle expensive or cheap?

In comparison to other providers ChristianMingle is average.

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Payment Options
  • Credit Card
  • PayPal
  • Via Mobile Phone

Special Features

In terms of special features, there aren't a lot of them, at least not for free users. As mentioned earlier, the site isn't big on flashy features and gimmicks - it stays true to its goal of being a serious, Christian niche dating website and focuses solely on helping individuals find the person they want to spend the rest of their lives with. Some may find it boring, while others may appreciate the fact that there aren't a lot of distractions on the website.

Our rating

Signing Up: 4.0 / 5
Making Contact: 3.0 / 5
Profile Quality: 4.0 / 5
App: 3.0 / 5
Real Life Review: 4.0 / 5

Editors Conclusion

Chris Pleines
To most people, the site may seem to simple - boring, even. However, this is because it caters to a very specific niche, to which bells and whistles will only serve as a distraction. Instead of filling the site up with lots of features, it chose to concentrate on its core service - allowing Christian men and women to find potential life partners by offering a site that's highly safe and filled with members who are devoted to God. Based on the number of success stories, the site does its job well, so if you're looking to settle down soon, this site will work wonders for you.

FAQ

Facts

What is christian mingle.com?

Christianmingle.com is an online dating service that caters specifically to men and women who are looking for potential marriage partners, with their relationship revolving around God and their faith.

Who owns christianmingle.com?

Christian Mingle is one of the niche dating sites owned by Spark Networks.

Is christianmingle.com legitimate?

Yes, it is owned by Spark Network, which is a well-known producer of popular niche dating sites, and a legally registered business in Germany.

Is there a christian mingle mobile app?

Yes, ChristianMingle has a mobile app, which is available to all iOS and Android users.

How do I contact christianmingle.com customer service?

If you go to the website's help section, a pop-up window will appear at the bottom right part of the screen. This is the website's live chat function.

Where is christian mingle headquarters?

Christian Mingle is owned by Spark Network, which is located in Berlin, Germany. Spark Network's US Office is located in Los Angeles, CA.

Who can join christian mingle?

Christianmingle.com's services is open to all Christian men and women who want to have a relationship rooted in their faith. The site now accepts members of the LGBTQ community aside from the usual straight men and women. You need to be at least 18 years of age to join the site. The website does not accept married individuals looking for a fling or affair.

Costs

Is christianmingle.com free?

You can signup for an account, create your profile and search for matches for free. For other features such as messaging, you need to subscribe to a paid membership.

How much does christianmingle.com cost?

Opening a Christian Mingle account is free, and you can create your own profile and search for matches at no additional costs. All other services require a paid membership. You can purchase a Standard membership starting at $29.99 and a Premium membership starting at $49.99.

How can I get christianmingle.com for free?

Every now and then Sparks Network gives out discounts and coupons for the sites under their brand. These coupons and discounts may net you a free trial or a reduced subscription fee for a few months. As of the writing of this review, there is no promo for ChristianMingle, but existing users of the website can opt to receive promotional emails so they can avail of discounts and freebies.

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Company:Spark Networks USA, LLC
Phone-Hotline:1.310.893.0550
Adress:11150 Santa Monica Boulevard Suite 600, Los Angeles, CA 90025