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13 Best Christian Dating Apps

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Singles often search for Christian dating apps because they want to enjoy a more serious and grounded dating experience. Perhaps they’re attracted to the values and mission of a faith-driven dating platform. Perhaps they hope it will lead to a healthy relationship or marriage.

Thanks to modern technology, a Christian single doesn’t have to rely on the power of prayer to find a local date. Online dating offers a safe and sensible way to navigate in the dating scene. Many apps have enough matchmaking power to introduce compatible Christian singles and inspire deep personal connections.

We’ve reviewed some of the best dating sites and apps for Christian singles who want a God-fearing and church-going partner for life.

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Match.com

Available on: iOS, Android

  • Relationships: Fun Dates, Serious Relationships
  • Match System: Browse by location, age, interest, and more
  • About the App: Available via the App Store and Google Play, Match is a fantastic app for dates and relationships. With a user base of 30 million singles, Match is where you'll have a high chance of success. It's free to download, create a profile, search for date prospects, and receive compatible matches based on personalized preferences. Free members can also chat with select members and send unlimited likes.
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Match started the online dating craze back in 1995, and it has the distinction of being the longest-running online dating site in the world. Christian singles can trust this online dating service to lead them to a lasting love.

Every Match profile has a More About Me section where singles can describe their interests, education, political views, and religion, if they choose. The drop-down menu has options for Protestant, LDS, and Catholic singles, and it has a text box where you can talk about your faith in your own words.

The Match app burst onto the scene in 2012, and two years later, more than half its audience were mobile users. It’s free to download the dating app and see what all the fuss is about.

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EliteSingles

Available on: iOS, Android

  • Relationships: Deep Relationships
  • Match System: Search by education, lifestyle habits, age
  • About the App: Commitment-minded, professional daters will feel at home with EliteSingles, which can be downloaded for free in the App Store or Google Play. Not only is everyone looking for a long-term partner, but 80% of members hold a bachelor's, master's, or doctorate degree. EliteSingles sees 210,000 visitors and 2,500 users finding love every month, so it's one of the fastest growing and most reputable apps.
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EliteSingles is a highly sophisticated dating website and app geared toward busy professionals. Over 80% of its users have graduated from college, and over 90% say they’re looking for a long-term relationship.

Christian singles can describe themselves in detail in their EliteSingles profile. The prompts include deep questions like “What three things are most important to you?” and “What are you really passionate about?” Once you’ve gotten your profile set up, you can start browsing for matches and adjust your preferences by age, distance, ethnicity, and religion to narrow your search.

EliteSingles uses your dating preferences to curate a potential match list just for you. The list is updated daily and will only showcase active members (who have logged in at least once in the last eight weeks) who meet your qualifications.

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eharmony

Available on: iOS, Android

  • Relationships: Long-Term Relationships, Marriages
  • Match System: Get daily match suggestions
  • About the App: Responsible for 4% of marriages in the U.S., eharmony is among our top picks for relationship-minded heterosexual singles. To become a member, add the app to your phone (iOS or Android) and then take its 29 Dimensions® of Compatibility Matching Quiz. It's absolutely free to do both these things — as well as receive matches and communicate during other special events.
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Singles looking for a serious relationship can trust eharmony to always put quality before quantity. A Christian theologian and psychologist developed eharmony to foster long-term connections between couples who have a lot in common.

Since 2000, this premier dating site and app have perfected a love formula that is responsible for introducing 2 million couples in the U.S.

The eharmony matchmaking system is based on a lengthy relationship questionnaire that asks singles about their goals, values, temperament, and lifestyle. Once members complete the 80-question quiz, the dating service uses relationship psychology to calculate compatibility scores and highlight strong matches.

It’s free to join eharmony, take the Compatibility Quiz, and browse profiles, but only premium members can view profile photos, filter search results by religious beliefs, and send unlimited messages.

4. Zoosk

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Zoosk

Available on: iOS, Android

  • Relationships: Casual Dates, Relationships
  • Match System: Search for and receive matches
  • About the App: Zoosk is the number one app for finding dates, and if you sync up your Google+ or Facebook account, you can have a profile in seconds. The app has 38 million members and will deliver matches to your inbox on a daily basis based on your behavior such as who you search for, like or don't like, and message. The Carousel is another section for matching (tap the heart if it's a yes and the X if it's a no).
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Zoosk changed the online dating game in 2007 by giving singles more options to chat, flirt, and socialize. The dating service started as a Facebook app, and it still allows users to connect their dating profile to their Facebook account if they want to speed up the registration process.

The Zoosk app launched in 2012 and rapidly became one of the 25 top grossing apps in the Apple App Store. The mobile product has been downloaded over 26 million times.

Zoosk uses a behavioral matchmaking algorithm to pair compatible singles. That means that someone who tends to like and chat with Christians will see more Christian profiles suggested in their match list.

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OurTime.com

Available on: iOS, Android

  • Relationships: Dating and Relationships
  • Match System: Search by age as well as zip, gender, more
  • About the App: Made just for single seniors, OurTime is one of the most well-known niche dating apps. It's a fun and straightforward app with simple swiping features. Once two people swipe right on each other, they can communicate. For more match options, visit the Connect and I'm Interested pages. Plus, if you sign up for OurTime, your profile will appear on its sister site, SeniorPeopleMeet, for free.
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As a senior dating app, OurTime can give mature singles a new beginning in the dating scene. Its time-tested technology can steer a person to his or her ideal Christian match, and all it takes is an email address to get started.

OurTime has advanced search filters for age, ethnicity, religion, appearance, and other important dating dealbreakers, and the platform also recommends up to seven daily matches that meet your standards. Free members can send likes to indicate they’re interested, and they can respond to messages sent from premium members.

“This is the best dating site for 55 plus,” said John L. in a review. “I have had a great time and much success. Thank you, OurTime!”

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ChristianMingle

Available on: iOS, Android

  • Relationships: Dates or Serious Commitments
  • Match System: Search and receive matches
  • About the App: Christian dating doesn't get any better than on ChristianMingle. With the free app, available on any iOS or Android device, you can browse the more than 2.4 million Christian singles. Since you already know that everyone is on the same religious page, you can focus on other things like age, distance, hobbies, and education to make a deep connection with someone of the same faith.
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Christian Mingle is a dating platform on a mission to unite singles in the Christian community. This Christian dating app encourages online daters to talk about their faith, their church, or even their favorite Bible verse so they can attract a partner who feels the same way.

About 90% of Christian Mingle members identify as Christian, and the other 10% are willing to date a Christian single and get into an interfaith relationship. The majority of users are straight; however, the platform has same-sex matching options for gay, lesbian, and bisexual daters as well.

Christian Mingle can inspire a deep Christian connection that leads to love and marriage. Ashley and Drake met on Christian Mingle and knew instantly that they had found something special. “I went home after our first date and told my mom he was the one I was going to marry,” Ashley recalled. She and Drake got engaged in 2020.

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SilverSingles

Available on: iOS, Android

  • Relationships: Serious Relationships
  • Match System: Filter by age, height, and distance
  • About the App: SilverSingles runs an exclusive dating community for single men and women over the age of 50. Its database includes recently divorced singles as well as singles who have never been married. The dating app matches people based on their similarities in age, lifestyle, hobbies, and relationship goals. If you want to show your interest in someone online, you can send a smile, message, or request that they upload a profile picture. Either way, they'll know you care.
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SilverSingles has given hope to divorcees, widowers, and other seniors looking for a healthy relationship. This niche dating app uses a personality test to identify and recommend a potential partner with a lot of similar qualities and beliefs.

If you want to meet a fellow Christian on SilverSingles, you can go into the Preferences section of your profile and indicate that it is important or very important that your matches be single Christians.

It’s free to download SilverSingles on Google Play or the App Store; however, singles will have to upgrade to a paid membership to view photos and send messages through the app.

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BlackPeopleMeet

Available on: iOS, Android

  • Relationships: Dates, Relationships
  • Match System: Browse by city, hobbies, age, etc.
  • About the App: Since it was founded in 2002, BlackPeopleMeet has established the largest online dating community for black and biracial singles of all orientations. Every month over 1.4 million daters use this simple and safe platform to connect with African-American singles in their area. You can download the app and create a profile for free to find new friends, hot dates, and love interests online.
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BlackPeopleMeet is a niche service for Black and biracial singles in the dating scene. The BPM community has tens of thousands of members in the U.S. and Canada, and they’re all looking for a dark-skinned date.

The dating site and app feature detailed search filters that can help an individual find compatible Christian singles in their area. The app defaults to showing you profiles within a 50-mile radius, but members can adjust it to broaden or narrow their search as they see fit.

“Thank you, BPM, for being available at a needy time,” said a Georgian woman in an online testimonial. “I’m thankful to God for allowing me to meet my husband to be. He’s an awesome man of God that I will cherish forever.”

9. Hinge

Hinge launched in 2012 on a mission to help singles build a meaningful and lasting relationship. This free dating app has been “designed to be deleted,” which means its features encourage users to fall in love and date exclusively.

The We Met feature tracks Hinge’s success rate by asking users to report how their first dates went and if they’d like to go out with that person again. Based on this data, Hinge boasts that 72% of its first dates lead to second dates.

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A single Christian can date with purpose thanks to Hinge.

The Hinge dating profile includes six photos, three icebreaker prompts, and basic demographic information (including religion), so you can get to know a lot about a person before deciding to swipe right. What’s more, Hinge requires users to either like or comment on a specific aspect of the dating profile, so you can’t just blindly swipe into a match here.

With its unique take on swiping, Hinge motivates singles to be proactive and spark conversations about the things that matter most to them.

10. Coffee Meets Bagel

Coffee Meets Bagel calls itself the original anti-swiping app because it launched in 2012 to civilize the online dating world. Three women came up with the idea of limiting the number of profiles a person could view and like in a day to create more scarcity and increase the value of an online match.

Every day, the CMB dating app curates a list of compatible profiles, and it unlocks a private chat window for any two users who like each other’s profiles. To date, the app has created 50 million matches worldwide.

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CoffeeMeetsBagel began as the passion project of three single women in Silicon Valley.

Even though Coffee Meets Bagel isn’t an exclusively Christian dating app, it’s still a great option for single Christians who care about the quality of their relationships. The app attracts serious daters, and that means a significant chunk of its users are Christians in search of love.

“What I liked about CMB is that it had a clean layout, encourages you to fill out some basic but meaningful information about yourself, and prioritizes quality over quantity in a way other dating apps don’t,” Shanmarie37 wrote in a review. “CMB is, I think, the best app for finding a relationship.”

11. Bumble

Bumble has made headlines as the world’s first feminist dating app, but that doesn’t mean you have to be a feminist to join. Its team is committed to fostering a safe, friendly, and respectful place for singles from all walks of life.

This app’s defining feature is that it gives First Move Privilege to straight and bisexual women. A single woman must send a message within 24 hours of matching with a man, or the chat window will disappear (unless the man chooses to extend it another 24 hours).

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Bumble has over 100 million users in the U.S. and abroad.

A Christian woman can use Bumble to take control of her love life and set the tone in a conversation with a Christian match. That first message is an opportunity for a woman to start a conversation about her religious beliefs, or favorite movies, or anything that makes her smile.

And, for men on Bumble, it can be a huge relief to not have to take the lead and send pickup lines to potential matches.

12. OkCupid

OkCupid is a completely free dating app where singles can be themselves and find like-minded dates in no time at all. Every year, OkCupid creates over 91 million matches and leads to 2.5 million first dates.

In 2004, a Harvard math major came up with the idea for a data-driven dating service, and OkCupid began collecting information about people’s likes, passions, quirks, and values. The platform uses detailed profile information to calculate a couple’s overall match percentage, which basically tells you how much you have in common with another person.

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Since 2004, OkCupid has sparked romantic connections between all types of daters.

OkCupid has a lot of fun sections, personal questions, and areas of interest for members to fill in. They’re all optional, so don’t sweat it if you don’t complete everything on the first go. A Christian single can choose to put Christianity or Catholicism under the religion section, and they can add “and it’s important” or “but it’s not important” as a qualifier.

13. Tinder

Finally, no list of popular dating apps would be complete without Tinder. I know it doesn’t seem like the most likely Christian dating spot, but it has been downloaded by over 340 million singles in 190 countries, so you can’t beat it in terms of sheer size and matching power.

Since its launch in 2012, Tinder has created over 43 billion matches. As of 2020, Tinder had over 6 million paid subscribers and ranked as the highest grossing non-gaming app in the world.

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Tinder invented swipe-based matching in 2012 to help singles chat with people they like.

Tinder gives singles a fast, easy, and low-pressure way to meet someone new, and sometimes that’s enough to inspire a Christian romance. Although Tinder has the reputation of a hookup app, it has actually led to some heartwarming love stories over the years.

“I do know of people, both in Maine and North Carolina, who have gotten into actual lasting relationships thanks to Tinder. So it’s definitely not all bad,” wrote a Christian blogger who used Tinder to find dates in Virginia. “My last piece of advice regarding Tinder (or any online dating) is to pray about it! God will give you a sense of peace if the timing is right.”

What’s a Christian Dating Site?

A Christian dating site is a streamlined way to meet new people in the Christian community. It will typically offer search filters by religious beliefs or Christian denomination, and it may also have strict community guidelines about what type of person can join.

For instance, Christian Connection has promised to provide high-integrity services to Christian men and women in the dating scene, and it regularly removes incomplete, inactive, and fake profiles from the database.

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Christian Connection launched in 2000 to strengthen Christian marriage in the U.K.

A Christian dating site differs from online forums and chat rooms because its conversations are meant to lead to IRL dates and relationships. Singles expect to be asked out on dates, so don’t be shy about suggesting a first date at a coffee shop or restaurant.

How Do I Pick the Best Christian Dating Site?

Honestly, any of the dating sites and apps on this list can lead to successful dating experience — and even a successful marriage — if you go in with the right attitude and have luck on your side. The top dating platforms use similar matchmaking tools, so the biggest difference will be in the price and the audience.

When it comes to selecting a dating site or app, the best Christian dating advice I can give you is to follow your heart and trust your instincts. If two or three of the dating services on this list appealed to you, then go ahead and create a free dating profile on both so you can make an informed decision about which is right for you.

How Do Christian Dating Sites Work?

Christian dating sites

typically begin with a free registration process that can take as long as 20 minutes if it includes a personality test — or as little as 10 seconds if it has an option to autocomplete your dating profile through Facebook.

Once your profile is complete, you’ll have the chance to view profiles created by people in your city, state, or province. Sometimes you can use filters to narrow the field by age, education, race, religion, and other factors. Certain sites can also sort the profiles by online activity, popularity or match percentage.

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Most dating sites have companion dating apps that you can take anywhere you go.

When you see a Christian person you like, you can usually show interest for free by swiping right, clicking a heart or thumbs-up icon, or sending an icebreaker message. Free dating sites and apps give users more leeway when it comes to private messaging, while paid sites keep the free chatting to a minimum.

Do Dating Sites Allow You to Search by Religion?

Some dating sites offer search filters and matching tools based on religious beliefs, but that is hardly standard operating practice in the online dating scene. Apps like Tinder don’t have search tools at all, so singles are reliant on a match algorithm to find Christian dates on their behalf.

Paid dating sites like EliteSingles will often place religious search filters behind a paywall and only allow premium members to hunt exclusively for Christian singles.

Are Christian Dating Sites Free?

Yes, Christian dating sites are free to join, and a free membership typically includes unlimited browsing and some communication options. However, singles shouldn’t expect free messaging to be part of most dating sites and apps.

Christian Mingle offers Messaging+ as part of its paid membership package. This allows subscribers to chat with anyone on the site or app regardless of their members status.

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Free members can respond to messages on Christian Mingle, but they cannot send an unsolicited message to anyone, even if they’ve formed a mutual match. This can be an obstacle for a Christian man because women are significantly less likely to send a first message on a dating platform.

Is It Safe to Use a Christian Dating Site?

It’s natural to have some reservations about meeting a stranger online. Maybe you’ve heard some online dating horror stories about catfishers, scammers, stalkers, and creepers, but it’s important to remember that such bad behavior is only a small portion of the online dating experience. Most of the people you’ll meet online will be genuine singles looking for a date.

However, that doesn’t mean you should wear your heart on your dating profile and trust anyone who happens to be in your inbox. Dating sites and apps don’t conduct extensive background checks, so it’s up to individuals to ask personal questions and verify their date’s identity through social media or internet searches.

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Online dating is safe as long as singles take precautions and use good judgment.

The safest way to online date is to spend at least a week chatting with your new love interest and only exchange phone numbers or agree to an in-person date once you’ve established rapport. Never give your home address or credit card information to someone you don’t know, and always arrange a first date in a public place where you have a quick exit strategy.

Online daters should always respect each other’s boundaries and safety concerns. If someone is pressuring you to go out of your comfort zone, then you can always report that person for harassment or block that person from messaging you further on the app or site.

Christian Dating Apps Connect People With Shared Values

Online dating can restore a person’s faith in love and lead them to the Christian soulmate of their dreams. All it takes is the right dating app to start that journey.

We’ve ranked some of the most successful and popular dating apps that are serious about making a good match and sparking a long-term romance. Singles can date within the Christian faith by selecting their match preferences and swiping through profiles in their free time.

As long as you’re honest about what you want and need from a partner, you should be able to find kindred spirits and turn your online chats into something more real and lasting. Amen to that!

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