It's like most other sites. The main benefit is having/knowing it has Christians (not perfect people). I didn't want my picture used as their advertisement (face book, ads, etc). They pretty much told me to pack sand. I was very disappointed with that.
Also, be careful! I noticed something I've never seen on other dating sites. They ask a series of questions that is blatantly used for spamming you later and will be sold off to third/fourth party spammers. My advice is to fill out a very vague profile and don't answer their questions. If it doesn’t look right, it isn't.
Good luck no matter what you use, and please be careful!
Once you sign up there's no way out! They send you tons of unsolicited e-maila and bombard your box. You can't just click on "unsubscribe," you have to log in. But then you're forced to fill out a "fun facts" page or they won't let you get to the preferences section to change anything.
Forget trying to e-mail them, you have to join first. Matches are from distant countries. Gays are allowed to sign up, so there's NOTHING Christian about any of this. It's a Beverly Hills, CA money-making scam! I'm just glad I wasn't foolish enough to actually give them any financial information. Run away while you still can!!!
I have received 2 messages from women who sound great, they look beautiful, but right away ask for you personal email address to send more photos, the photos they send are very revealing, in lingerie etc..., the are not the real women, it is a scam, I dont know why, I just delete the message and photos when I get them, I think they prey on single, lonley men, try to get to know you then will probably want you to send them money, there spelling is ususally not correct, the photos are definitley too good to be true, just trying to suck you in and then get money out of you, I have reported them to Christian mingle, to remove them from the site.
I am so glad I'm not trying to find a match through CM, now, in 2013. I was on CM around 2003 when it was not nearly as corrupted as it is now. Even back then, i met so many guys that were not Christ-like in their behavior. Many were from foreign countries looking for a greencard or money. Several were preying on women for sexual encounters.
The good news: I met some dear friends (female) that I still chat with, PTL. Interestingly, of all of us that were "close", 6 of the women are now married, and 2 are not. Four of the 6 of us married ladies met our Hubbys on CM.
I feel like this.... God can use any means to answer your prayer for a spouse... even if it's "not now", or "not on CM", or "not ever". But He sometimes does use sights like CM to help you meet your match.
Here's the key.. you have got to keep in prayer. God can remove barriers, or set up situations like He did with me and my husband in 2004, when we met on Christian Mingle. It's crazy how we met (me on a subscription, him on a 7 day trial). We lived 4 states away, and neither of us planned to move. Well, there are those "barriers" I was talking about. Fall of 2004 we were married. CM didn't "match" us, or even suggest each other in an email. We were in the right place at the right time (the CM chat room), and God used it for us to meet. No, i don't believe we only have 1 soul mate out there. But other than a few things, my husband is the type of person I prayed for... a Man of God who knew the Bible, and lived it. Perfect person? no. But, neither am I !!!
I give CM 3 stars because it did provide the tool God used to get my Hubby and I together, but I I don't give it 5, because it wasn't them that was so great... it was God's answer to prayer of 2 Christians in their 30's looking for love. I feel like we found each other in spite of the land mines of CM.
You have to be a PAID subscriber to read any income messages. That's right. It's right there in their FAQ's, weakly stated, and they confirmed this when I asked about it directly. Think about it before you subscribe, think about what kind of a problem this could be if you send a message to someone who doesn't know about this. CM needs to fix this, but I doubt if they ever will.
This site is the worst site to find someone. A lot of the women all of a sudden are now Christians and act like the virgin Mary. CM keeps Ladies Pictures up for over a year because they don't have enough ladies in your area. I got mostly emails from 50 miles away. I call CM after 2 weeks and ask for my money back. They said they never refund money!
I went on Match.com and received 100's of interested ladies. A lot of Christian lady. That are great looking!
Greg Liberman, Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
Greg, 3 months ago i signed up with CM and then was locked out permanently. Unfortunately your staff could not solve the problem and remains still open.
The compency level of Sparks reputation surprises me and is surely scarred by this prevailling issue. What must i do to get my email adresses removed from your system?
Let me know asap that at least you know how to resolve an insignificant matter like this without problems.
It seems to me that most people think a dating site is supposed to play match maker. You're not hiring a match maker. That costs a lot more money. Christian Mingle, and I would imagine most dating sites, offer members the opportunity to MINGLE with other like-minded singles. Expect to do a lot of the leg work yourself.
I've been on the site for about a year. I've met about 10 men in that time. None of them I would consider all-star material, granted, and I haven't found a relationship yet, but I don't fault the site. I certainly think calling it a "scam" is completely unfounded and unwarranted. For it to be a scam they'd have to like keep withholding information and features, like searches and the ability to connect through email, after charging your card. A scam to me would be a site that keeps asking for more money to do basic features. That certainly isn't the case. Once they have your money, you have free reign to search, advance search, browse, chat and contact to members.
I've never tried any other site, so I can't really compare it to other sites as far as the value, but I find it to be reasonably priced and Ive never had an issue with it in any way. Take it for what it is... I don't pay any attention to the matches they send me. Totally ignore every single one of them. I take action. I search men between the ages I want, the height I want, the location I want, the ethnicity I want...and I send those men messages or smiles. I've had great success.
Mormons are Christian. A true Christian does not judge so please don't claim you are a Christain
Just saw a commercial. The man states he and his wife were married in December 2011 and the next April their child was born. Isn't that just 5 months? What exactly is Christian mingle condoning here?? As a Christian woman, this offends me greatly.
I got emails from Christian Mingle and decided to join. Once I joined, most people were half my age, and they were also out of state. 98% of the profile pics for me to view were definitely NOT what I was looking for. Half the guys were nothing but a bunch of old men. I questioned if Christian Mingle was a scam when I seen Christian Mingle for Gays. If Christian Mingle was truly Christian, they would practice biblical values based on the unity of a man and women. (I'm not judging)! It's a scam! Save your money!!
Avoid Christian Mingle and all other online dating sites! Too many scammers using profiles of both men and women use these sites for getting your money. The agencies themselves are a scam in total. An IT tech can remove scam profiles from any site in hours and daily few minute profile scans can make any dating site good for the real customers. This will never happen. Go to a dating agency if you have the money.
P.S. There is no option for 0 stars for rating.
This site is a fraud. they used steady emails to lure me. then once i joined, all the people they claimed were interested in me instantly disappeared and i was left with nothing but fat old people. Many of the people you might say hi to are probably not subscribers so your emails to them will be permanently seized by christian mingle until they subscribe... If they ever do.
What's very disturbing is the fact that the owners of CM are not Christians. They are Mormons! This make the entire site a fraud. The claim to "Finding gods match for you" to me is a testament of how shameless and godless they are to be telling lies with the name of god.
You have no way of distinguishing between the visitors and the subscribers and once they get your money, they will argue to their eye balls that the money is theirs since you made the error to join.
if you are a true christian, go to church and try fellowshipping with other Christians. Christian mingle is a shameless fraudulent organization by some Mormon adherents in Utah. And all they want is your money. they will sweet talk you exactly as SATAN does but will never relent in their shameless greed. I do not recommend this fraud to anyone! I will not rate it one star either. All it is is a fraud by shameless people.
I went on the site to check it out. Decided not to join, but within 15 minutes I had 3 emails from the site. I finally just sent anything from them to spam folder. It was insane how many emails I got and I never joined. Shortly after I started getting all kind of spam emails. I think they use your email as marketing tool and really don't care if you join.
May say Christian but sounds like Spammer Mingle to me.
I have to say that 90-95% of the matches are from other states, I have even received matches from London and Canada. I am a very successful, good looking woman so I get a ton of emails and smiles. I am so busy that I just wanted to have quality people that I could go out on a date in a simple format. I waste so much time opening emails and smiles from men that one, live so far away that a relationship would be impossible and and two, men that are so far out of range of what I stated I was looking for. There is a "no refund" policy in place so beware. I have been so disappointed, thank goodness I only have a one month subscription to go through this torture.
I was a member of a few different sites before and when I joined CM, I LOVED it so much more! I got a lot more matches that were both more compatible and more local. I met Jordan on there, and from the first date we were unseperable! We are now getting married in 3 days!! I've never been happier!
I read all the other reviews on here and while there are valid points I have a different prospective to propose. DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME! There may be a few genuine people on this site but I didn't find one of them in several months on the site that I would even want to call a friend let alone a partner in life. Matches were either waaaaaay far away (we're talking several states away which does not lend a propensity to get to know anyone or lend credibility to someone being truthful) or the bottom of the barrel / dregs of society. Not the Christian values the site advertises. I have experienced many other dating websites and this one was the worst! Your faith would be better spent elsewhere
I don't recommend this site to anyone. I believe the founders of this site is manipulating the public by luring the word "Christian" to make money. Why? You could easily tell by the representatives they hire. The representatives are a reflection of the integrity of the company. They are far from Christian like my goodness. I signed up yesterday and had some technical issues with the site and ended up contacting them. I spoke to a lady name Jeanna was it? She was unbelievably rude and hostile. I addressed the technical difficulties I was having with registering and starting up my profile. I ended up creating a multiple of profiles because it kept booting me out or couldn't recognize my UN leading me to frustrations. I was having issues obviously so that is the whole reason I called to get some assistance. Instead of troubleshooting the problem with me, this rep had the audacity to accuse me of being dangerous with the public creating my multiple of profiles..? Being dangerous? She was accusing me of my suspicious ways...? and stated if I created one more profile, then I will be banned from the site. What in the world? I was instantly offended and she left a bad taste in my mouth. I am a female and a working Professional at a hospital. She eventually apologized but its a little too late. She left a very bad taste in my mouth and request a refund later on calling back. They couldn't refund me. Guess where I'm going to? I'm going to Match or Eharmony. WOW. All I gotta say is good job Jeanna. *thumbs up*
If i dont find god's match for me im not doing what god wants me to do. The fear and edge used to make money is not only manipulative, it's a sin. Shame shame shame! Don't line their pockets - ask people out!
I have been on this site for 4 months. I noticed that when I put info into the quick search it did not produce the request I gave it. Such as Picture only-I got men with no picture, Age 59-69 and I got men 44 yrs old or the distance. So I emailed the site telling them about the problem and the answer was "we cannot control men contacting you and this could be the issue" I am not a dummy. And they would look into it.
Then I noticed that the daily matches were giving me the same problems getting matches not in my age range, ethnic group and no pictures. I sent them another email referencing the previous email and informing them of the problems. I told them I found this to be deceptive and that as Chritians paying for a Christ based site I felt we being taken advantage and that this is false advertising. I have belonged to other sites and have never had these problems. SO BUYER BEWARE THIS SITE IS NOT HONEST