Christian Mingle is one of the most trusted Christian dating sites on the Web. They’ve gown their membership consistently over the years, ostensibly because they are providing an easy-to-use recommendable service. The site opened in 1996 but if you’ve only recently heard of them it’s because they just started advertising on television.
As you might imagine the dates are meant for a Christian audience so members report less harassment from random searches and the audience is much broader, to include users 40 and older.
A super-easy startup process allows first time users to browse free-of-charge in just minutes. The site is monitored and helps arrange contact by region and general interest. The site’s search list is upgraded along with the feel of the site, which recently went under a nice reformatting. Block and add lists are easy to use and a large portion – more than most any other dating site it seems – have photos online.
The site also includes a worship center available to users who want to practice their faith in an online setting.
The site is priced competitively, but could be cheaper (1 month = $29.99, 3 months = $56.97, 12 months = $83.94). The opening screen can be confusing at first, with some selected members floated to the top despite their regional incompatibility. The site sends consistent email reminders for those who choose to just browse, or fail to update their profile.
Advanced: You can get VERY specific in what you’d like to see out of your companion (washboard abs, anyone).
Quick: I’m a man seeking a woman 21 – 41. Voila! You have options.
Who’s Online: For the members you like to engage in live chats.
Like with any site, users can narrow your search by all the normal cosmetic qualifiers, but the important steps come with how much more specific you can make your match. The “preferred matching” option is one of the keys to Christian Mingle’s success, allowing users to narrow matches based on preferences. Here is the list that allows you to whittle the list of 100 to find the perfect date.
Body Type — Church Raised In – Education — Church Attendance – Smoking – Drinking – Ethnicity.