62 ‘ChristianMingle.com’ Reviews
Calm, Rational, and Unbiased
Whenever a business decides to put itself before its customers, I feel an urge to share my story with others (in a hopefully calm, rational, and unbiased way). ChristianMingle recently gave me this urge. I actively used ChristianMingle from May 2015 to March 2016, which is when I met my current girlfriend (I met her on another website, not ChristianMingle). I had a good experience using it, but then I was charged for an auto-renewal of $113.94 in May 2016. I emailed them telling them my situation and that I had forgotten that I would be charged for an auto-renewal for an additional 6 months when my time was up. I have a lot of memberships - some auto-renew and some don't, so it's tough to keep track of. The overwhelming majority of businesses understand this and are understanding when I ask if I can get a refund from an auto-renew (I've probably had this happen about 5 other times - all the businesses were totally cool giving me a refund).
I emailed them asking if I could get a refund since I hadn't used their website since March (when I entered my current relationship) and had no intention of using it for the time being. I thought this was a reasonable request, but they didn't think so. They told me several times that it's in their "Terms" that I accepted and I should've been more on top of it and canceled my service before the auto-renewal hit. I told them that's fine, but I promised I would never use their service again if they wouldn't make this exception. They told me to call them so they could assist me with my recent charge.
After 4 call attempts on 3 different days (they closed over 2 hours early one day, closed for lunch another, long hold time), they finally pick up. They look into my situation and tell me that they aren't going to give me a refund, because I basically should've known better and should've canceled my subscription before the auto-renew charge occurred (thank you for making me feel like a 14-year old getting a lecture from an adult again). Essentially it was all my fault. I find it funny that they told me to call them so they could "assist me with my recent charge" by telling me exactly what they told me over email. I told them I would never use their service again if this was the stance they were going to take and they seemed fine with it (they must have all the money and business they could possibly want).
Like I said earlier, this is one of those rare occasions where the business puts itself before its customers and I thought I should share my story so others don't need to experience the same thing. They knew my situation, they knew I hadn't used their service since March, and still decided to charge me thru November while giving me a lecture about how I'm not a responsible person, because it was in their "Terms" agreement.
A calm, rational, and unbiased customer
Major Scam - Save your money
I received emails from con artist preying on Christian People. I tried to cancel for my own safety and they renewed me anyway. I tried to dispute it with my credit card company and was still not able to get my $59.97 charge credited back. I had to pay for a subscription that ended, no service nor access to the site. They are the true con artists. This is a get rich marketing scheme not a real dating site. Buyers beware and save your money for something more legit.
Horrible site-do not use it-beware!!!
If I could give a 0 I would, but no option. I am a widow and was on the site (must pay if you want to respond to any message) as a paying member for 5 days and had 3 members contact my profile-I responded to one. Two of these same members were removed for violation from the site including the one I had responded. Remember this is only 5 days. I removed my profile and then was unable to cancel my membership because I could not get back into the site, So I notified Christian Mingle to cancel my membership being I could not anymore, but they refused saying I had used the site and encouraged me to use it again. I am continuing the battle to cancel the membership. Of course, they emphasized I could not get a refund due to their policy. I have no comparison to other sites being this is the only one I have tried, but BEWARE-totally frightening site when I read other reviews that profiles left after removal were being used by other people and also email addresses were gotten by other members. My advice-DON"T USE THIS SITE-BEWARE.
My experience was good!
I don't know what Christian Mingle can do to keep non-Christian men or men with unchristian behavior from joining. I'm sure there are scammers, fakes, and men only after sex there. It's not like they can do a background check on everybody who joins. What is Christian Mingle supposed to do?
As with ANY dating website, as with much of life itself, it's BUYER BEWARE. Don't send anybody any money under any circumstances. Period.
Yes, Christian Mingle does auto-renewal, but then so do most dating websites. It's industry practice.
My experience? I met my wife in Christian Mingle. We got married in May of 2014!
Do NOT do it!!
I only give this site a 1 star because 0 isn't an option! I am a widowed christian woman. I had decided that I could handle dating again and decided Christian Mingle would be an appropriate site. did I say I was gullible? Anyway within 4 weeks I had run into 4 scammers! I had decided that now I was more knowledgeable and knew to 4451013945548245 my red flags, so I decided to sign up for 1 more month. Well within a few days I received a notice that my email had been compromised and I needed to change my email and wait 24 hours then I could relativity my account. I did so then decided I could not trust anyone so I cancelled. I. Waited a few days and decided to check back into see if I could get into my account. Sure enough I was able to deactivate my account. I checked it out and decided for some reason to read my profile. To my borrow my picture was there but the profile was completely changed and it stated that I was looking for a lesbian relationship! I was horrified! I immediatelyI called Christian Mingle and their 1-866 # recording advised me to call back in 1 hour. I left an urgent message for someone to call me immediately. I. Haven't heard back from them, but I will call every 10 minutes and leave this message on as many sites as I can find. Please do yourself a favor and don't join this site!
Too many lurkers
There are men on this site that have multiple profiles in the zipcode 36830. I know that for a fact. I honestly think all the profiles without a pic are totally fake, men just lurking around. seeing what they can sleezebag over.
Should Be Called "EvangelicalMingle.com"
The vast majority of the people on this site are evangelicals, with a few charismatics and fundamentalists thrown in.
That's fine if you're an evangelical, but if you are a mainline protestant like me, or perhaps a Catholic, there isn't much here.
Not Christian at all
God perfect match? Really? Is that the case everything will be perfect. The owners of Christian Mingle are Sparks Network and they not Christians at all. All they care is about money and take advantage of people loneliness. The website is full of scammers and fakes profile created by them. Commercials are pure industrial psychology. A lot of sex predators because they don't make a background check. Chat rooms are full of people complaining about they can't find a date because just like any other websites men are there just for sex. Is more like a popularity competition in the 40's chat room and this specific common denominator person name Jesuschick167 controlling the chat room and team up with others people to kick people out of Christian Mingle. The worst part is that Christian Mingle don't check to see if the allegations are true because they don't monitor the chat rooms at all. People copy stuff and when they paste it they change it into their own convenience and that's defamation. You have to be afraid of writing something and the minions changing things. Lot of people with mental issues.
They Have Many Fake Profiles/Scams
I have been a member for some time, although sometimes being away for weeks.
What I have noticed is that they have too many fake profiles. I cannot understand why Christian Mingle does not do a better job. After all this year they had a member taken for $300,000 from a scam. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/17/internet-dating-scam_n_4619758.html
It is easy for them to catch many of the scam fake profiles. For example, if the person is using an IP address from Nigeria or other countries where the scam artists tend to congregate, they should do more research before posting their profile.
They do not do any IP research before posting.
As for me I have been contacted by countless scam artists on this website. I think they target people with more education as I have a Ph.D. level education. Of course most of them are widowers, with flowery language, etc.
I have turned in countless profiles as possible fakes. When I call in to report them, customer agent confirms that the profile I question sounds like a scam. (I won't publish a list of things that are red flags as I will not help the fraudsters avoid detection.)
Why do they only seem to do their investigations when a customer flags a fake? This is how their customers get robbed not just of their monies, but their time and for some, their heart.
I have gone to another website, www.pof.com. There you can contact people for free and they don't seem to have the level of fraudsters that Christian Mingle has. I have already met two legitimate people from there.
I think that anyone that uses this website that markets itself to Christians (or any website with Christian focused marketing) that these sites, from the onset, are more vulnerable because Christians are generally trusting (maybe too trusting).
So don't waste your money on ChristianMingle.com. You can use secular websites (Match.com or pof.com) and just indicate that you are looking for a Christian.
In writing this, for the record I have not lost money to the scammers. Instead of I have been "defrauded" of too much time weeding through the fakes.
Also you might want to put in your profile you never loan money to anyone.. If a male has to borrow money from you, then they are not dating or marriage material.
Hope this helps someone.
Christian Mingle is just as good as any of the other sites out there. They cannot help the fact that half the people on the site are just looking for no strings sex, scammers or cons. So are half the people on any other site. The ultimate responsibility is on the PERSON THAT SIGNS UP!! Glean through the idiots to find the one solid gold person you can date. You're going to find the idiots on ANY SITE. At least Christian Mingle attempts to keep it clean and above board.
Don't waste your time or your money
Most of the emails you'll get won't be from people in your local area; they'll be from people hundreds and thousands of miles away from you, many asking you in their first email to you to contact them at their own personal email address on yahoo, hotmail or gmail.
Secondly, many people locally are either still married, are looking for no strings attached sex. You'd think that you'd find higher quality people on Christian Mingle, and many genuine Christians on Christian Mingle, as it's a Christian dating website, but that's not the case.
And, when you do contact Christian Mingle to tell them about scam artists on their website, and express your desire to discontinue your membership with them, they tell you that they're not responsible, and suggest to you that you need to do your own background searches on every person you meet online to keep yourself safe. Then they tell you to go read their success story pages.
Don't let the "Christian" part of Christian Mingle fool you. It's no different than Plenty of Fish. The only reason Christians are signing up on Christian Mingle is because of their PR. They put a ton of ads on TV and place them in several Christian publications to persuade you to sign up. Don't fall for it. Save your money.
When God wants you to meet someone at the right time, it'll happen. Offline. God is bigger than any dating website!
I have three encounters with men who tried to scam me out of hundreds of dollars . watch out for the guy who's betraying to be widowed because his wife died who he called his angel stacey and he sends you all this poetry he will tell you he was born in maryland but grew up in italy .This is a bold faced lie the same man takes on different idenities using different pictures but the story is the same he has a daughter who is living with her grandma in another country he is not for real only someone using someone else's picture and he will take all your money and you wont even know who he really is . this guy went by the name alexander bill and then steve wolz and finally david adam all one man .thankfully god reveals all truth watch out ladies do not give these men any money he will ask you to send him the money but he will send it right back......WATCH OUT............
I was very disappointed in the manner that the men presented themselves on this site. They are deceitful. I had multiple instances that were something you would never except to happen when dealing with a so call Christian data base. One being dating a guy for one month and he is pressuring you to have sex then his ex girlfriend who isn’t even 21 and is 10 years younger than him show up 2 months pregnant. These are the type of men I came across multiple times. These are not good faith Christian men. Then dealing with the website itself was a night mare. I have done dating sites before so I made sure I had unchecked the automatic billing the day I signed up with Christian Mingle. 3 months later there is a charge on my account. I am still trying to get it removed from my bank account but neither Christian Mingle or the Bank is working with me. I didn’t have a email that was supposably sent to me but I combed through all my emails and it was never to be found so I have no proof. Christian Mingles answer to me is you get 3 months free but it is not free I PAID FOR IT because of a glitch on their website. This is how all sites make their money by screwing over their customers. I am biting the bullet and accepting that I had to forfeit $57.92 for a service that I wasn’t satisfied with in the first place and a service that I didn’t want as long as people are aware of the awful customer service that Christian Mingle has as well the prowling men on this site.
DON'T DO IT!!!
Scam.....promise you will reget it.
This site is no different than any of the others. Many of the men I encountered only wanted to go on dates to have sex afterwards. This of course is not the sites problem, but many women are lured to this site thinking the men will act more decent.
I met my crazy ex boyfriend on this site and he had more issues than I could count! His profile was one that portrayed him as the perfect christian guy, which I eventually found out he wasn't.
I decided to not to renew my and decided to take my chances on meeting someone nice at church.
These people should be ashamed of their business practices
I'd give this site a "zero" but cannot...That said, I have been unsuccessful in getting my name UNSUBSCRIBED from their site. I never signed up and was just perusing the site, and now am getting all kinds of unwanted emails and "Smiles". Totally ridiculous.
I've tried contacting the Admin but have sent four messages without any response. I'm going to report these scammers to the Better Business Bureau for fraudulent business practices.
Amazing how you don't sign up for this service, but cannot UNSUBSCRIBE anywhere on their site.
These people are not Christians, but greedy and fraudulent scammers.
Beware of RevDrMikeEvans
The site does what it's supposed to do in terms of supplying people you can connect with. However Michael Evans of the Christian Spiritual Center is a complete fraud. He left his phone in my car and I have found out he has DOZENS of women thinking they are his one and only Black Queen, Princess and Baby. Ladies if any of you come across this man, RUN FOR THE HILLS and don't look back. I called some of the women and they are completely devastated!
Nice to find Christians, but shady company behind it
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!
NO WAY OUT!
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!!!
Women sending photos just to scam you
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.