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69 ‘ChristianMingle.com’ Reviews
I used ChristianMingle during two periods, for about a month in late 2020 and in March 2021. During the two times I used the site actively, Christian Mingle had 10 times (literally, I counted them) more scam attempts and fake profiles than Zoosk or OurTime.
On March 17, 2021 I received 21 messages that had all the warning signs the sites give to identify a scam.
In every situation during the two times I was active on Christian Mingle when I responded to a message, it quickly became clear the people were seeking to scam me.
ChristainMingle's marketing is excellent, its product is not.
This website is a great example of why the average person who goes through this website, (if they are actually real), and are looking to find a Christian partner, as I was very disappointed with the women who were actually on the site claiming to be Christian. They were only looking for a sex partner, in both of the cases where I answered their message. The problem I have with most Christians who are on sites like this today, it has become in style to claim to be Christian to be accepted as a decent person, even if you don't live a decent lifestyle. Because of this, I refer to myself as a Child of God now. This website has no way to keep scam artists off it and all the profiles who contacted me other than these two were fake, once I did upgrade. Once the company had my money it never gave me another contact that was real other than these two.
Am I the only one who thus happened to, but before I joined I was getting lots of smiles and messages which I couldn't read. And so I said to myself, I'm gonna join. Lo and behold when I joined and paid there were no messages and no smiles. Also, not many now as it is. I have received a couple guys messaging me and one smile. All from way far away.I have seen a couple profiles of same people, but they could be like me, just tried a couple different sites. I had high hopes, my sister found her bf on here and is very happy. A good Christian couple. Also, I keep getting people viewing me from other parts of the country. Very disappointed. If anyone else noticed not receiving messages or smiles, not even showing up from the ones they said you had, please let me know.
It deserves a zero. Locked out of my account as someone supposedly changed my email. Call the phone and get a recording. Respond to the email and they send a second one demanding specific information to ensure I am the true account holder. Once I send the info, I call the bank to suspend the card. Suddenly, the second email disappears.....the one talking about suspicious activity and needing verifcation....yeah that one. I do get another email stating my account has been reviewed and "credit card" does not match my method of payment, to please verify. Really, who said "credit card"? And yes, they put it in quotations. Waiting to hear from a real person as I also filled out the contact form. Reporting them to the BBB. SCAM AND FRAUD!!!!!!
This is THE worst dating site I have ever joined. It has NOTHING to with Christianity and may have well be called "The Devil Takes Over..Mingle" Tech support is non existent, members only get a certain "ration" of emails per day. Oh, but "smiles" are free, but those are used by non paying members to lure them into joining when they get a response and find out that CANT respond unless they pay. I made the mistake of paying and i regret it. Nobody can communicate with rationed emails and smiles from people that don't pay. I normally would get at least 20 responses per day, but on this BS site I maybe get one per day,. Oh but tons of smiles from members I can't even talk to because of the "join for free" lure. They need to say "join for free and then be able to do absolutely NOTHING until you pay for our BS awful site.
This site is plagued with fraud!! You may as well go on a site that is free such as POF. I have tried to contact them by phone and no one from CS has responded. The site is down and I tried sending them email and it wont send the email. I called their number 310-893-0550 and 866-660-7924 on 11/10/2016 and their voice recording says in honor of election day they have taken the day off!! This is 2 days after election day...lol I would give them a ZERO rating if they had one!!
The quality of the website has gone down drastically that if I had to subscribe even for a discount, I would not! The layout is very poor and not easily understood to what the numbers beside the topic means that it is very stupid to why they would downgrade and from the exceptional detail service the website offered before.
The pictures that are OWNED by YOU and of YOU are no longer able to be downloaded and Sparks now claims to own the pictures and there is no way of putting them on your desktop! It is HORRIBLE and on the old website I was able to download the pictures! There is so many issues, I can't even name them all!
Don't waste your money, find a way to meet people through a different service
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
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.