Best Christian Dating Sites of 2018

What is Christian dating?  The simple answer is to date a follower of Jesus Christ.  It’s more complex than this. There are thousands of Christian denominations  – Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican, Baptist, Presbyterian, Methodist, Lutheran, Protestant, Mormon, to name a few.

 

Going to church on Sundays has always been the obvious place to meet other singles. But truth be told, this dating pool is limited.  Divine intervention came in the creation of online dating and Christian singles rejoiced the world over! Today there are Christian-centric sites as well as general websites that have religious categories.  

 

The best Christian dating sites offer opportunities to find true love or companionship.  Check out our choices for both faith-based and general dating websites!

CompanyRankingRatingPriceDescription

eHarmony

1st8.7 out of 10$59.95 Per Month

eHarmony Review

eHarmony promises highly compatible matches, but you'll need to go through a tedious registration process before you can get started.Full eHarmony Review »

Love and Seek

2nd9.2 out of 10Varies

Love and Seek Review

Love and Seek offers video greetings, secure calls and texts, and other features to help you build fun, dynamic relationships with fellow Christians.Full Love and Seek Review »

Christian Crush

3rd9.1 out of 10$14.99 Per Month

Christian Crush Review

Christian Crush presents a fresh take on the typical online dating scene with fresh new features that give you even more ways to find a great match.Full Christian Crush Review »

Match.com

4th9.8 out of 10$30.00 Per Month

Match.com Review

Excelling both in feature quality and member quantity, Match has built a name as one of the best online dating sites for long-term relationships!Full Match.com Review »

ChristianCafe.com

5th8.8 out of 10$29.95 Per Month

ChristianCafe.com Review

ChristianCafe.com offers Christian singles a fun place to hang out, mingle, and search for matches, for an average price.Full ChristianCafe.com Review »

BigChurch

6th8.7 out of 10Varies

BigChurch Review

BigChurch offers Christian singles a feature-packed matchmaking search system and an expanded user base, thanks to the FriendFinder network.Full BigChurch Review »

ChristianMingle

7th8.6 out of 10$29.99 Per Month

ChristianMingle Review

If you want a relationship that's in sync with your faith, then this is the place to be, with tools to help you meet others who share your values.Full ChristianMingle Review »

Christian Connection

8th8 out of 10$100.00 Per Month

Christian Connection Review

Christian Connection welcomes a diverse range of Christians to its website, but subscription fees tend to run high for a basic set of features overallFull Christian Connection Review »

Christian Cupid

9th7.9 out of 10Varies

Christian Cupid Review

Christian Cupid offers a decent set of features, but there's not much here to make this Christian dating service stand out from the crowd.Full Christian Cupid Review »

Marry Well

10th7.9 out of 10$5.99 One Time

Marry Well Review

Marry Well uses a Facebook-like interface to encourage interaction among users, but a small membership keeps its features from reaching full potentialFull Marry Well Review »

Christian Matchmaker

11th7 out of 10Varies

Christian Matchmaker Review

Christian Matchmaker's lackluster features and relatively small user base leave it at the bottom of the stack when it comes to Christian dating sites.Full Christian Matchmaker Review »
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As with any category of dating websites, not all options are created equal. If you want a fun, wholesome service that helps you find meaningful friendships or romantic relationships, here are some factors to bear in mind.

Best Christian Dating Sites of 2018

Profile Creation Tools

The first step in finding a match is your profile.  Typing in your basic information is easy - age, location, education level, religion, marital status, kids, smoker, drinker, etc.    

Some websites have simple multiple choice questions. You choose either Answer A, B, C or none of the above - unfortunately these are answers that the website created. Not you. Where you can really let your personality shine are the questions that require answers in your own words.  Discuss your faith and how important it is to you. Forget about mentioning walks on the beach and must like dogs. You’re on a Christian dating site - make it work for you!

Communication and Search Tools

Messaging and chatting are the most common ways to communicate before an actual face-to-face date.  One website offers a voicemail message option so you can actually hear their voice.

Some sites conveniently breakdown matches into geographical areas - by city, state and country.  Be aware that living in a rural area or small town might limit your choices. If this is the case, just increase your location range from 10 to 50 miles to include more choices.

Narrowing down your search by ethnicity, denomination and verified photos are additional features on some of the best Christian dating sites. And for the more mature seeker of Christian love, a senior dating category can’t be beat!

Do you want access to the entire membership profiles on a website? This puts you in the driver’s seat. Or do you want the computer program to match you via an algorithmic formula?  This is definitely a more passive approach to dating and may take more time to find a match.

And if you’re on a website that doesn’t cater specifically to Christian love, make sure to highlight your religious preference and mention this in the mini-essay section. You want a church-going match so best to rule out atheists and agnostics from the get-go.

Mobile Options

Smartphones are here to stay.  The best Christian dating websites know this and have mobility options.  As the dating population matures, this will become a standard feature.

Not all the websites Comparakeet reviewed have jumped on the smartphone bandwagon. Maybe some of you prefer to sit at the kitchen table with your laptop to check your messages. I would venture that the vast majority of Christian singles would prefer to use their phones to see if they got a “like”. So, here’s a shout-out to the Christians playing Words With Friends - pause the game cuz your love life is calling!

Pricing

Most of the best Christian dating sites have free trials.  Sounds great in principle but there are big limitations. Free means just browsing but no messaging. So for the price of a few (or many) mocha frappucinos, you can certainly afford a subscription plan to take advantage of extra features.  

Some websites offer introductory promotional discounts but you have to search for these deals throughout the site. Paid subscription plans are pretty much the same - 1 month, 3 months, 6 months and yearly plans.  Trust me, you will get sticker shock for some websites’ minimum plans - $39.95 - $59.95/month! Might be worth it to investigate cheaper subscription options.

Privacy and Security

Anonymity is a thing of the past.  The internet is both a blessing and a curse.  Who hasn’t used a search engine to “research” a possible date? Be aware that with a few clicks, they can look you up as well.    

All dating websites claim to protect the privacy of their users.  Abuse does happen. Read their privacy policies and terms and conditions.  It should be clearly stated the steps taken to take to guard your personal and financial information. Check to to see if they have security encryption protocols and if they allow to you to block member profiles.

Do they run criminal background and sexual offender registry checks of potential members?  One would assume all dating websites would - most do not. Lastly, a good indicator of a reliable and reputable website are sections dedicated to providing safety tips and guidelines to help you date wisely.  

Customer Service

Support usually comes in the form of email, FAQ, and tutorials. A few have 800 numbers. And some even provide an address to send correspondence the old-fashioned way - by postal mail!  You may not ever need customer service but a legitimate website should be able to address technical and billing questions.

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