15 Best Free Christian Dating Sites (2018)

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15 Best Free Christian Dating Sites (2018)

Hayley Matthews Hayley Matthews
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Almost 31% of the 6.9 billion people in this world identify as Christian, but that doesn’t mean meeting that special someone within the faith is a cakewalk. You could try meeting someone through friends, at church, at meetups, during retreats, in classes, and while volunteering. But it can be a lot of work.

What isn’t a lot of work, and has proven to be much more successful, is online dating. You’ve got thousands of dating sites to choose from, though, so we thought we’d whittle things down to the top 15 (free) dating sites for Christians.

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Match

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A significant number of singles on Match hold traditional values and beliefs near and dear to their heart, including Christianity. Once you use the site’s search filters to sort by religion, you can further sort potential matches by age, gender, city, and education. Other search filters include appearance, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and interests. Searching as well as registering and flirting (e.g., via favorites and likes) is free. Match also hosts live events, so you have the option of meeting your fellow members in person, too.

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EliteSingles

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Christian singles often care more about the quality of their dates and partners, not the quantity, and that’s exactly what EliteSingles cares about, too. Your inbox isn’t going to be flooded with matches every day, but the matches you do receive will have more in common with you, so you’re more likely to want to message them. EliteSingles uses an in-depth personality assessment to find these matches for you — all you have to do is decide who you’re really interested in. You don’t even have to provide any payment info.

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Zoosk

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Zoosk has a somewhat younger Christian audience mostly because it has one of the best dating app experiences. You can download it for free in the App Store or Google Play Store, and then you can look for dates no matter what you’re doing (getting coffee, working out, having drinks at a bar, walking your dog, etc.). Zoosk is also a special dating app because it uses a Behavioral Matchmaking System to pair members based on their likes and actions.

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eHarmony

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eHarmony was founded by Christian theologian, seminary professor, and clinical psychologist Dr. Neil Clark Warren, so the site really does know how to cater to single Christians. Another component of eHarmony that people like is that the site does all the searching for you — just check your inbox every day, view your matches, and decide whether you want to start the conversation. eHarmony will help with that, too.

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OurTime

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Catering to mature Christian singles (50+), OurTime doesn’t charge anything to become a member. You’ll be asked to provide information, including your gender, the gender you’re seeking, country, zip code, a username, and password. And you’ll need to submit your date of birth, email address, photo, and a few details about yourself. Then OurTime will start emailing you about members they recommend, and you can also browse through the millions of profiles on your own.

ChristianMingle has a motto that says “Love is patient. Love is kind. Love is here,” and the team believes “a God-centered relationship is worth the wait.” You’ll find more single Christians on ChristianMingle than you’ll find almost anywhere else, and the profiles are very detailed, so matches aren’t just based on looks. Don’t even reach for your credit card either because ChristianMingle provides free registration, browsing, and flirting.

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SilverSingles

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A sister site of EliteSingles, SilverSingles is meant for middle-aged Christian singles, as you may have guessed from the name. The site says it offers “a fresh take on 50+ dating,” and some of the ways it does that is through its unique personality test, daily match suggestions, and secure communication system. Plus, if you ever have a problem, you can contact the customer support team any time or day via email.

Christian Connection is not only a free dating site but an award-winning Christian dating site — having received several awards, including the Daters’ Favourite Dating Site and Best Niche Site in 2015, 2016, and 2017 at the UK Dating Awards. Former members Robin and Hannah said in their testimonial: “We will be getting married and couldn’t be happier. We would like to send our thanks to Christian Connection for providing us the platform to find each other. We would recommend Christian Connection to anyone.”

URL: https://www.christianconnection.com/

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ChristianCafe

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ChristianCafe is “All Christian. All Single. Proudly Christian Owned,” and it’s been that way since its inception in 1999. A free trial gives you access to everything the site offers, including two-way communication. Don’t just listen to us, though. Joanna and Marko met each other on ChristianCafe, and they’re very happy: “Without your site, I probably would have not met my husband of four years,” Joanna said. “We were each the first person met from the site, and we hit it off right away.”

URL: https://www.christiancafe.com/

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ChristianCrush

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It’s true that ChristianCrush is a popular site for Christian daters, but ChristianCrush offers so much more. In addition to online matching for singles, ChristianCrush hosts marriage retreats, couples Bible studies, and porn addiction seminars to help people after they’ve gotten into a relationship. Dr. Wyatt Fisher founded the site in 2011, and he said his mission is to reduce “the divorce rate one marriage at a time” by “bringing Christian singles together for marriage and then enriching their relationship lifelong.”

URL: https://www.christiancrush.com/

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OnDaySix

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“The world’s first love story began on day six… isn’t it time to begin yours?” is the question OnDaySix asks on its homepage, and it’s perfect for those who’ve been putting off online dating for so long. In the Quick Search section, you can specify your preferred gender, age range, country, and state, while in the Advanced Search section, you can specify more identifiers, including denomination, lifestyle (e.g., exercise and occupation), appearance (e.g., hair color and height), background (e.g., political views and education), and hobbies.

URL: https://www.ondaysix.com/

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ChristianCupid

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ChristianCupid connects Christians locally and worldwide, and it’s a property of Cupid Media, which owns and operates dozens of niche dating sites. The site/app is available in English and Spanish on laptops, smartphones, and tablets, and all new members get a free platinum membership for three months. Robert and Isabel are among ChristianCupid’s success stories, and they wrote: “We met in July 2006 on ChristianCupid, and June of 2007 we got married. Now we are blessing for the Lord and for ChristianCupid. Thanks for your help.”

URL: https://www.christiancupid.com/

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cMatch

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More than 130,000 single Christian men and women have been matched by cMatch, and you could very well be next. The site was founded by Christians and is still run by Christians today. The team monitors the site 24/7 to delete inactive members and ensure that no scammers have made their way through. You don’t just have to be looking for love to join cMatch — you could also be looking for friends, pen pals, prayer partners, or other types of companions.

URL: https://www.cmatch.com/

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FirstMet

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Formerly known as Are You Interested (AYI), FirstMet says “happiness meets here.” The site has been featured in media outlets like The New York Times, TechCrunch, the London Evening Standard, The Sydney Morning Herald, and The Washington Post. Its focus is simplicity. You won’t find any complicated sign-up processes, search features, and communication tools — everything is straightforward and fun to use. Lori and Dave couldn’t be happier about their experience on FirstMet: “I cannot say enough about my positive feelings for Dave and for me. Thank you, FirstMet, for this wonderful person to be with.”

URL: https://www.firstmet.com/

CompatiblePartners is a sister site of eHarmony except it’s dedicated to single gay Christians. CompatiblePartners makes sure everything is “right from the start” by taking the driver’s seat in terms of searching for matches. Brooke had to say this about Theresa, who she met on CompatiblePartners : “It’s clear every day what had initially drawn me to her, but now I have much more to appreciate. She has a devoted, loving network of friends and family, many talents, and is a great person to share every minute of every day with. When it’s meant to be… it’s meant to be.”

URL: https://www.compatiblepartners.net/

Connecting With Christians Online is as Easy as 1, 2, 3

Of course, just because you’re online dating doesn’t mean you shouldn’t also look for Christian matches through friends or family, church events, and other group activities, including volunteering. However, on those days when you just don’t feel like putting in a lot of work (we’ve all been there), you can turn to the 15 dating sites on this list. They’ll do much of the legwork for you. Good luck!