Editor's Review of Christian Mingle
Christian Mingle is a dating site and app that caters to people of the Christian faith or people looking for someone that is of the Christian faith, although you don’t necessarily have to be a Christian to join. The site gives you matches based on pre-chosen interests and preferences, which you can then click on and decide if you want to reach out. Up to six photos can be added. Communication involves messaging via the site, but there’s an option to Like or Wink at someone first. Upgrading your account gives you more flexibility in how you browse and connect with users, including personalizing privacy and the ability to see all photos a user uploaded.
Sign-Up and Login Process
Signing up for Christian Mingle is straightforward and easy to understand. You can sign up with either your email or your Facebook account. You then have the opportunity to write a short blurb about yourself, your interests, preferred first date, and of course, your religious beliefs. You can also get even more detailed and give preferences for kids, pets, social habits (e.g. smoking and drinking), and education. Once you’ve finished with your section, you can also fill in preferences for what you are looking for in a partner (e.g. age, religion). This is important as it enables the site to suggest matches for you. Lastly, the site allows you to upload up to 6 photos of yourself. Overall, this can take about 15 minutes.
Christian Mingle allows users to create a free account, but if you want unlimited messaging with all members and the ability to read and reply to all messages, you’ll need to upgrade your account. With the free account, you will only be able to send a certain number of messages and be limited to other users that also have free accounts. Upgrading allows for more flexibility in replying, messaging, and controlling your privacy settings, such as the ability to browse anonymously, see which users have liked and viewed you, and accessing all photos.
- Keeps a list of people that you’ve viewed and liked in one place so you can easily go back and see them
- Match percentage given for individual profiles so you can know at a glance whether you might be a good match
- Option to upgrade and spotlight your profile
Safety and Security
Joining Christian Mingle is a safe way to find a partner who has the same religious values as you. The site allows users to block or report any suspicious persons or activities and the posting of personal information is strictly prohibited. If you choose to upgrade your account, you can add even more security features to your profile such as the ability to browse anonymously.
- Browsing page divided into organized sections
- Matching based on your profile and “discovery preferences”
- Variety of ways to interact with other users
- Browsing interface is plain looking and simplistic
- Activity is limited without an upgraded account
- Advanced search features don’t work very well