68 ‘ChristianMingle.com’ Reviews
I was a member of this site on and off a few times in the past. My feelings for the website itself is negative. Towards it's user base, I have mixed feelings. I did meet a few friends on the site; but, as far as dating nothing really transpired, despite the large amount of attention that my profile had. My explanation for this is that the majority of the people who flock to the site are emotionally insecure. If you just spend 5 minutes in any of their chat rooms you will quickly understand what I mean. Non-stop arguments on politics, sexism and theological differences. You'd think that everyone being Christian would create some sense of harmony, you couldn't be any further from the truth. If you even mention your views on the bible or Christianity in general on the forums or the chat rooms, be prepared to go on the defensive; because, you will be attacked viciously. This site also attracts a lot of manipulative men and promiscuous women of all ages. From my experience, it seemed the older they were, the lower their inhibitions were. Imagine how ironic it would be that you logged into a proposed "Christian" site, then an instant message pops up from someone who initiates an erotic conversation with you after a few minutes.
I put Christian in quotations because the company that operates the site is not Christian at all. It actually has a chain of dating sites that cater to everything. This means that this site doesn't apply any Christian standards to it's design. This didn't really matter to me; but, it seems to really bother people who pay for a membership to a website, with the assumption that it was a Christian site. No, it's merely a generic dating website, called Christian Mingle.
I was banned by Christian Mingle unfortunately (or maybe fortunately) after they discovered a critical review I had published on DatingSiteReviews.com. They didn't even give me a warning or send me an email saying I was banned. I wrote a letter to the Administrator Cara one day to figure out why I couldn't log in. A day later I received a response that was blatantly fictitious; stating that I had said a bad word on the forums. I knew this was bogus; because, people had been cursing on those forums since I had started using that site and no one was banned or even warned for it. Also, you can't even curse in chat as it censors almost everything you say on the site, even things that aren't considered curse words. Had they banned me for cursing, the proper action with any social site, especially one that is getting paid by you is to warn them first. I never received a warning, nothing. What does that tell you about the administration? I suppose it was part my fault for using the same name I used on their site as I did in my review; but, I wanted people to know who was spilling the beans about their Christian scheme.
Last I would like to add, God didn't make a website for your to meet his perfect match for you. For them to claim that only on their website you will find God's match for you is grossly using God's name in vain. Studies show that meeting a match on a dating site is nothing more than a role of the dice. Your odds of finding love are actually higher walking around in a Wal-Mart during peek hours than spending $30-40 a month to stare at one dimensional profiles that yield nothing but the types of people I mentioned earlier. Not trying to scare you away form online dating, I have met some good friends online over the years; but, you need to be very wary about what you are buying when you invest in a dating site. Do plenty of research. =)
I do not know what potions they inject into their personality profiles but mine was way too spicy hot. On the color test i was even in most categories so born a red, die a red! WtfkAw??! They won't let me interact with anyone on a free membership but it's cool, just a buncha fugly middle-aged gentlemen I don't want to talk to anyway. I'm doing all right without church for now. Yay bible hell!
Jesus would not approve of this wantonly site.
I am submitting this review on behalf of a friend of mine who has had amazing success in using ChristianMingle.com. My friend had just gone through a terrible breakup and was a little reluctant to get into the dating world again.
For this reason, she decided on a whim to sign up for christianmingle.com to be able to meet single Christian men but without all of the pressure of a one on one date. I ended up making a profile as well just for support, and the ease of signup is apparent as soon as you enter the website! This company really seems to value privacy as well as match singles with common religious beliefs-a necessity for me.
My friend ended up meeting a great man, and 6 months later they are engaged to be married! I never got any harassing messages that I have while using other dating sites and feel that my privacy was valued and protected.