Christian Mingle is an online dating platform designed for Christian faith-based singles looking to date and form serious relationships with other singles who also share their faith and religious views. Christian Mingle is owned and operated by Spark Networks, one of the world’s leading companies in the dating market. Spark Networks claims to be the second-largest dating company in the world, as they have over one million monthly paying subscribers. They currently operate 12 dating sites that include Elite Singles, Zoosk, Christian Mingle, Jdate, eDarling, Swipe, and a few others.
Unlike other matchmaking dating sites that regard religion as a mere search filter, Christian Mingle is specifically designed for seeking singles who consider God and their Christian faith as highly important in their lives. Christian Mingle has serviced its’ members since 2001, and proudly claims to have helped bring many Christians together since it was launched. Christian Mingle prides itself on incorporating faith-based values onto its online dating community, making it stand out amongst its competitors. They provide members with faith-based resources and advice to aid them along their journey of finding their special someone. So, if you wish to find a partner who regards their relationship with God as important and highly values their Christian faith, then Christian Mingle might just be the site for you.
|Members Worldwide||9 million+|
|Members from the U.S.||7,000,000|
|Weekly Active Members||40,000|
|New Monthly Members||200,000+|
Christian Mingle services heterosexual singles looking to form serious relationships with other Christian faith-based singles. Christian Mingle also began extending services to members of the LGTB community in 2016, due to forced actions of a non-discrimination lawsuit. Christian Mingle makes it very clear that they only accept members looking to form serious and life-long relationships, and not members looking for casual relationships or affairs.
Christian Mingle is available in multiple countries, but most of its participants are from the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Christian Mingle has over 9 million users around the world. The United States is an active participant of the site, with 7,000,000 members. Christian Mingle is a popular site with over 200,000 new members signing up on a monthly basis and 40,000 members participating on a weekly basis.
Members of Christian Mingle have pretty good chances of finding potential matches, as the gender ratio is exactly even, with men making up 50% of the members and women making up the other 50%. You can also expect to find members of different ages on Christian Mingle, making it possible to seek within any age range that suits you.
Creating a Profile
You can sign up on Christian Mingle through your Facebook account or your email address. You will have to indicate your name, gender, date of birth, zip code, and agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Statement. Then you will have to upload a photo of yourself, otherwise, you will not be able to proceed without one like other dating sites. You can import your photo from Facebook or your direct files. Your photo will then be reviewed and will pend approval from Christian Mingle. Christian Mingle is good about identifying fake photos, and will immediately discredit the members’ authenticity by impeding the user from further creating their account if they are caught using a fake photo.
Users have the option of creating a username for their profile heading if they wish not to use their name. You will also have to answer personal demographical questions such as, height, marital status, religion, church attendance, occupation, etc. The user will also have to write a summary about themselves and select different areas they have interests in such as, sports, activities, arts, travel, etc.
Users will also be asked to provide information regarding the type of match they are seeking such as, height, distance, religion, relationship type, education, etc. Users are then prompted to upgrade to a membership in order to access all of Christian Mingle’s features, but this option can be overlooked granting you access to your profile and being able to view matches instantly. Users can return to their profile settings and answer additional inquiries to provide a detailed profile if they wish to do so. The more details a user provides the better, as this allows other members to see if the two of you are potential matches.
Using the Site
Christian Mingle’s display and layout are easy to read and maneuver. Upon logging in you will have access to tabs and options on the dashboard. The tabs and options include home, messages, suggested matches, activity, and account settings. The dashboard also includes being able to view matches through different options, such as, New, LookBook, Online, and Other. In the middle of the page, you can view matches’ profiles.
Christian Mingle limits a members’ ability to communicate with other members on a free membership. The only thing that you can do at no cost is searching for members and utilizing their search filters, sending winks, receiving “Your Matches” emails, and liking other members’ profiles. You can also see who has viewed your profile, who has liked you, who you have liked, and mutual likes. You will also be able to see the members’ main profile picture for free, but you cannot see the rest of their profile pictures unless you upgrade. If you wish to send messages, read messages, have non-paying members read your messages, see who is interested in you, hide your profile, hide your online status, and browse anonymously, then you will be required to upgrade.
Christian Mingle also offers its members access to their Believe Magazine where they publish articles on Christian Dating Advice, pointers on updating profiles, tips on navigating their mobile app, stories of couples who have found love through their site, and more. Believe magazine is exclusively available to their members only, if you do not have an account on Christian Mingle then you will not have access to it.
Finding a Match
Christian Mingle uses the information that you provide under the match you are seeking to provide you with potential matches. Every members’ profile will display a percentage to indicate if they are a match for you. Christian Mingle also provides members with their Lookbook feature, where they present you with a members’ profile and you have the option of selecting a like or not interested. If you select not interested, you are then presented with another profile and so forth.
Christian Mingle also provides Discovery Preferences and Advanced Preferences that serve as search filters that members can use to find potential matches. These Preferences are free to use and are extensive in detail, as they cover many areas such as, age, distance, height, drinking habits, have kids, language, etc. These are helpful tools that Christian Mingle will use to present you with the most suitable matches. Christian Mingle will also provide you with a set of four matches each day, facilitating the process of finding your potential matches.
Members’ profiles will display their name, age, and location. You can also see the members’ main profile picture, but you will not be able to see the rest of their photos unless you upgrade. Members’ profiles will also display the areas that you are a match in by bolding the words of interest that the two of you have in common or the things that you are seeking in a partner. You will find that some members have detailed profiles while others only have what is asked in the beginning to initiate an account. The members with detailed profiles tend to reflect how serious they are about finding their special someone.
You can access Christian Mingle through their website and mobile app. The mobile app is available through the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. Christian Mingle has 3.7 stars out of 13.7k reviews on the Apple App Store and 1.9 stars out of 8,377 reviews on the Google Play Store. Most of the apps’ complaints had to do with the cost of memberships and the lack of communicating features.
The mobile app version is easy to use and read. The display and layout of the mobile app are formatted to fit the functionalities of an on the go app, with the convenience of instant notification alerts and being able to communicate with other members while you are on the go. In terms of features, you will be utilizing the same features found on the website counterpart and can expect to upgrade if you wish to have the optimal Christian Mingle experience.
In terms of Safety, Christian Mingle does not have advanced safety software nor does it offer verification badges to its members like other dating sites. It does however, review every members’ profile and photos to make sure they comply with their policies and are not fraudulent. Christian Mingle also takes members’ reports of concern very seriously and looks into the matter promptly to assure appropriate action is taken. Members can also report any user who is offensive or fraudulent by clicking Report through a message received or through the offensive members’ profile.
Christian Mingle offers three different subscription plans that members can choose from: 6 months for $24.99 a month, billed in one payment of $149.94; 3 months for $34.99, billed in one payment of $104.97; and 1 month for $49.99. Christian Mingle accepts credit card as method of payment. Members will be billed every month once they upgrade to a paid membership to avoid uninterrupted services. If members wish to cancel their subscription they must cancel before the end of the billing cycle by contacting Christian Mingle through their customer support email at support@Christian Mingle.com. Renewals can also be canceled through the account settings on every members’ profile.
How do I update my password?
You can update your password at any time through the site if you know your current password. To do so:
- Click/tap on the round photo icon/silhouette, or ☰ if using a mobile device
- Click/tap on Account Settings, then Account Info and select Edit next to the password field.
- Enter your current password and your new password, then verify the new password.
- Click/tap Update Password.
What is LookBook, and how does it work?
With Christian Mingle’s LookBook feature, you can browse profiles one at a time, anonymously. You will be shown profiles based on your Discovery Preferences. From the LookBook page, you will see the member’s Profile Photo, Display Name, Age, Location, Match Percentage, and Essay.
You will have the following options to make a selection on each profile:
- Clicking on the Heart indicates a Like
- Clicking on the X indicates that you’ll pass on the profile
If you click on the Heart and that member has already Liked your profile, you will be notified of the Mutual Like. If you pass on a member in LookBook, they will not be notified. Only Mutual Likes are notified.
If you want to see the member’s full profile, you can click on the Display Name; however, if you view the full profile you will not remain anonymous.
To manage the profiles that you have liked, please visit the My Likes section on the Activity page. Likes are universal all over the site, so you can like/unlike a profile at any time.
How do I change my Discovery Preferences?
Your Discovery Preferences determine the profiles Christian Mingle shows you on your Browse page as well as the Matches they send to you. You can manage your search settings by clicking on your photo thumbnail, or ☰ if you are using a mobile device, and selecting Discovery Preferences.
Alternatively, you can also click on the toggle-icon in the I’m seeking box on your Browse tab.
The filters can be adjusted by clicking/tapping on the drop-down menus and checking the applicable boxes.
You can also adjust your age and height preference by sliding the circles along the slider bar.
Christian Mingle recommends starting with broad preferences to get an accurate representation of the members in your area. You can then go back and add preferences one at a time to filter the results.