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Best Christian dating sites and apps 2021

Best Christian Dating Sites and Apps 2021
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We’ve rounded up the best Christian dating sites available in 2021, to make it easier for you to find your perfect match. The platforms we’ve recommended, below, are all straightforward to navigate and have plenty of search filters, allowing you to look for singles who want children, marriage, and long term commitments – or the opposite, if that’s what you prefer.

When we were evaluating and ranking the best Christian dating sites, we found that in general the paid-for platforms outperformed the free apps and websites. For this reason, you’ll find that a lot of our selections require a basic membership – but some of them (like the aptly named Christian Dating For Free) won’t cost you a penny.

A lot of our options, below, are aimed solely at Christians, but several of them cater to a wider range of faiths. However, we found that they still have large dating pools for Christian singles, which is why they’re included in this list. 

If you’re a Christian who’s aged 50 and above, then you may want to look through our guide to the best senior dating sites. You’ll find plenty of options here that cater to your specific age range. Or, if you’re looking for a wider range of dating options, take a look through our more general guide to the best online dating sites available in 2021, which breaks down the features and benefits of the main dating platforms.


1. Match.com: Best dating site for Christians

Match.com: Best dating site for Christians

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Match.com

A great dating site for Christians who are serious about finding a life partner

Platform: App and online | Membership: Free and paid

In-person events
Can filter matches by religion
Large number of active users
Can't message without paying

Match.com has a huge database of singles. Luckily, you don’t have to wade through them all to find a good match, as the clever compatibility system will automatically narrow down your choices. Specifically, just like eHarmony, Match.com will allow you to filter your partners by religious beliefs, so it’s a great platform for Christian daters.

There’s a really in-depth questionnaire that kicks off the sign-up process, so you know that your future matches will gel with your personal beliefs. It’s also available as both an app and as a website, so you can peruse through profiles on whichever platform you prefer.

Overall, it’s a very user-friendly and - importantly - secure dating website. The only drawback here is that you’ll need to pay for a membership to get the most out of it, as without this you can’t freely message other users. 


2. Christian Mingle: Best Christian dating site

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Christian Mingle

If you want the largest number of Christians, this is a good pick

Exclusively for Christians
Large user base
Tests match you with prospective dates
Any profile changes must be approved and approval can take a few days
Many consider the site too expensive

Christian Mingle is one of the best-known sites to find a belief-centered relationship with another Christian, but it doesn't mean it's for everyone: matches may live miles away and the monthly cost (about $50) may be considered too expensive for some. 

Although the site is for Christians seeking other Christians, there is no real way for profiles to be vetted: anyone can pose as a Christian and create a profile that follows the site's strict rules. 

Christian Mingle provides several types of quizzes and tests to help you determine what you're looking for and even who you are, as a Christian. These test results are confidential, but will help refine your matches. 

If you're a Christian in search of a fellow Christian, you'd be remiss not to try out Christian Mingle. 


3. ChristianCafe.com: Best Christian dating site for those seeking marriage

ChristianCafe.com: Best Christian dating site for those seeking marriage

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ChristianCafe.com

If commitment is the number one factor, this is a good option

Platform: Online | Membership: Paid

A Christian-owned site
Group conversations possible
Free ten day trial
Not the biggest pool of potential matches

ChristianCafe.com is a Christian-owned dating website, so users know that facilitating Christ-centered marriages is the focus of the service. ChristianCafe.com claims to have resulted in over 25,000 marriages, and has been matching up Christians since 1999. 

Among many of its features, the site offers forums in which users can discuss their faith and eventually connect with another special someone. 

The site is used and loved by not only young Christians, but also seniors who share a belief in Christ. Anyone who wants to find a Christian partner, whether divorced, widowed, or single, is welcome on the site. 

ChristianCafe allows users to refine their search based on denomination, level of Christian faith, level of church involvement, and other criteria – a huge plus for those to whom faith is important, but not necessarily the most important contributing factor to a meaningful connection. 


4. Christian Dating For Free: A great, free Christian dating site

Christian Dating For Free: A great, free Christian dating site

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Christian Dating For Free

CDFF does exactly what the name suggests, and it's got plenty of users.

Platform: App | Membership: Free and paid

Lots of users
Totally free to use
No trial period
You need to pay to remove ads

It’s hard to find free Christian dating apps and sites, but Christian Dating For Free (CDFF) is one of the best ones out there. It has a large user base and user-friendly app, and because it runs totally funded by ads, you can access all elements of the user experience totally free. You can pay to remove ads, which because of how many there are, may be worth the spend. 

With CDFF you can talk to other Christian singles via wink, chat, or mail messages, and narrow your search options by age, denomination, and location. There are also chat rooms for you to mingle and meet other Christian singles and find like-minded people. Some of these chatrooms include ‘Christians under 30’ options, as well as ‘Bible study’. 


Best Christian dating sites

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eharmony

If you want to expand beyond pure Christian relationships, eharmony gives you options

Platform: App and online | Membership: Paid

Thorough sign-up process
Designed to match you with likeminded singles
Lots of users to choose from
You can't view photos or message users without a subscription

eharmony may not be considered a Christian faith-based dating site, but its thoroughness in helping you establish who you are and what you're looking for helps Christians find other Christians relatively quickly. And due to its popularity and number of users, there may be a bigger pool of Christians from which you can find your match. 

When you sign up for eHarmony, you'll be able to state your religious beliefs and refine your matches based on your beliefs. Christians report the most success in finding a partner through eHarmony. 

eHarmony, along with Match.com, also boasts the most marriages than any other dating site. For many Christians, marriage may be the goal of dating - joining a marriage-oriented dating site may prove to help them work toward that goal. 


6. Christian Connection: Find Christians all over the world

Christian Connection: Find Christians all over the world

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Christian Connection

Looking for companionship inside and outside the US? This is a good pick

Platform: App and desktop | Membership: Paid

Great for those serious about their faith
Lots of supporting content and dating events
Great for Christians of all ages
Only paid

Christian Connection may be one of the most Christianity-focused dating sites out there: no only does the service match you up with compatible believers of Christ, but it also provides supporting content to help its users of different denominations. It's easy to use with a variety of membership tiers to choose from. 

Christian Connection also offers events for users to mingle and meet, as well as discussion boards with plenty of topics. Although this app is fully functioning in the US, it's got a very established UK user base, which means it's still growing in terms of membership here. 

The app and site is suitable for both younger and older users, and it's got plenty of user support to ensure that user identity is verified and secure. 


7. SilverSingles: Best Christian dating site for seniors

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SilverSingles

Christian singles aged 50+ will find this site easy to use - and it’s populated by serious daters, too.

Membership: Paid | Platform: Desktop and App

 Allows you to filter matches by religion 
 Excellent security in place 
Smaller dating pool

This dating site is exclusively for singles aged 50 and above. Like a lot of other platforms, it uses a personality-matching system to pair you up with other similarly-minded daters. Crucially, it also lets you state your religion, and specify whether or not you’re looking for others who share your faith. As such, you can state that you’re Christian and confirm that you’re only looking to date other believers. 

One of our favourite things about SilverSingles is its heightened security measures, which protect daters against online scams. It also has an easy-to-navigate interface and is buoyed up by a genuinely caring customer support team. 

Although the dating pool is smaller here than on other platforms, the site does have a focus on long-lasting relationships. This should mean that the platform is populated by people looking for permanent relationships, so you shouldn’t have to worry about uncommitted daters.


8. Mutual: Best LDS dating app

Mutual: Best LDS dating app

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Mutual

The perfect dating app for LDS Church members

Membership: Free and paid | Platform: App

For LDS Church members specifically
Free version is limited, and monthly payment for premium features may be considered to be expensive

Mutual is a free dating app for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. You set up a profile, and then the app works similarly to Tinder. If two people express an interest in each other while swiping through user profiles, they're matched and able to start chatting. 

There's even a "double take" feature where you can get a second chance to swipe right on a profile if you accidentally skip it while scrolling. Facebook is required in order for you to use the app. This is to help eliminate the presence of fake profiles or bots. 

Because Mutual is specifically for LDS followers, this site may be the best chance for LDS members to meet each other outside of church-organized events. It is becoming increasingly popular within the community and has led to marriages between LDS members. 


What to look out for on Christian dating sites

Size

As we’ve outlined above, you don’t necessarily need to opt for a purely Christian dating site when you’re looking for love. Picking a reliable, popular dating platform, then setting your search filters to ‘Christian only,’ is an easy way to find like-minded singles in your area. This also means you’re effectively widening your dating pool, as platforms like Match.com have nearly 11 million subscribers, which is an impressively large number. Christian Mingle reportedly has 15 million members, so there’s plenty of users there, too, but you may find that the number of Christian in your local area is greater on a different platform.

Success rate

It’s not easy to draw direct comparisons between dating platforms, as they use different measurements. However, the stats and facts do reveal something of the character of these platforms. Here’s what we found when researching the above: 

Match.com claims that 1.6M people met their partner on its platform
Christian Mingle says that 29% of Christian marriages that originated online started with a connection on its website
Christian Cafe says it has facilitated over 25,000 marriages
eHarmony claims it’s the site most likely to lead to happy relationships
Christian Connection states that “thousands of couples have started relationships and many more Christians have found friendship” on its platforms
CDFF is short on stats but does have a testimonials section,
Silver Singles also doesn’t have stats, but focuses on individual success stories
Mutual is another site that posts about its success stories, but doesn’t have stats

Cost

With the exception of CDFF and Mutual, most of the above platforms are paid-for services. However, many of them offer a free trial period. Christian Mingle, Christian Cafe and Christian Connection all have free trial options, while eHarmony, Silver Singles and Match have scaled-back free membership options that let you see the number of singles in your area.

Once the free trial period is over – or if you decide to go for a subscription – prices tend to cost between $8 - $16 per month.