The Best Dating Sites for Christian Singles
When it comes to your love life everyone seems to be an expert. And while some advice is warranted and helpful, there’s some that we’re all a little sick of hearing.
God is number one. Now go find your number two.
There’s an old joke about a man stuck on his rooftop during a flood, praying to God to save him. As the waters rise higher and higher, the man repeatedly brushes away rescue attempts by concerned neighbors, insisting instead that God will save him.
When the faithful man finally drowns, he goes to Heaven and, confused, asks God, "I had faith in you. Why didn’t you save me?” And God replied, "I sent you a rowboat and a motorboat and a helicopter, what more did you expect?"
This joke isn’t a perfect analogy for modern dating, but it’s pretty close. You can sit back and pray to God to send you the right partner. Or you can hop into the rowboat and find him or her for yourself, knowing in your heart that God is the one steering the ship.
So, to help you out, here are the 3 best dating sites for Christian singles.
Zoosk has become one of the most popular online dating sites in recent years through a pretty simple recipe of getting to know who you are and what you like.
The site’s main feature is its “Behavioral Matchmaking” tool, which keeps track of the profiles you like—and those you don’t—in order to get an idea of your preferences. This data is then used by the site to try to send you matches that you’re more likely to click with.
The idea is that because the system learns what type of people—and profiles—you prefer, you will only sent people you’re more likely to click with and won’t be wasting your time with people that aren’t your type, or who don’t have the same values or plans for the future.
The site also lets you filter by religion, and there are tons of young Christian singles out there who are also looking for somebody special. Plus the profile provides a lot of room to put your faith out there, and get as specific as you want, detailing what kind of person you’re looking for.
Elite Singles is all about personality over looks, and shared values over swiping.
When you sign up with Elite Singles, the site gives you a fairly lengthy personality test to get an idea of who you are and what you’re interested in, but also to help craft a personalized online dating experience.
These answers are then used to help determine which potential matches to send you.
Why does this matter? When you get to filter things from the outset you’re helping save yourself time and effort. After all, what’s the sense in dating someone who doesn’t share your beliefs? If they don’t see themselves being part of the church or living the type of life you envisioned?
It’s a more thoughtful approach, that goes a long way in helping form stronger connections.
3. Christian Mingle
Online dating has really come a long way in trying to match users with the best people for them. Christian Mingle takes this concept and applies to Christians—practicing and non-practicing—who want to meet someone like themselves.
The site is meant for people looking to hear wedding bells not too far down the road and today has more than 2.5 million monthly users.
There’s a short questionnaire when you sign up that asks you about who you are and what makes your faith important to you. The “color code personality test” helps the site figure out which matches are the most compatible for you, but there’s much more fun stuff around the corner. Try out the “secret admirer” feature, which will show you users profiles and ask you to click yes or no, in a somewhat more godly form of Tinder.
And if you feel up to it, you can also send a flirty smile or message and see what happens next.
I’m ready, let’s do this
Once you’ve decided to take that leap and try out online dating, you’ll find a fun, safe way to find love and companionship that can fit the life you want. You just need to take that first step.