If you are a Christian single who is feeling ready to mingle, you owe it to yourself to check out Christian Mingle (christianmingle.com). Christian Mingle is a place where Christian singles can go to make friends and meet potential love interests. Of course, the site is focused on singles that are of Christian faith, which helps to set this dating site apart from the many others you can choose from.To sign up you merely have to start off by selecting a username and providing a valid e-mail address. Give some other basic information, such as your height, body type, eye and hair color, ethnicity and education level to get started. You also will be prompted to inform the site’s members on your preferences for having children, your smoking and drinking habits (if any) and your specific religion.To start out your profile, you can add a short introduction about yourself, along with a description of what you are all about, and other interests such as favorite types of music, movies, TV shows and entertainment or activities. You also can elaborate on everything from your idea of a great trip to your political leanings or what schools you have attended. This all helps potential matches to get a better idea of who you are and what you are all about. You can also upload a photo for better results.
When you finish signing up (or when you log in) you are taken to a home page that allows you to do a lot of important things related to Christian Mingle. For instance, recent matches are shown (complete with thumbnail pictures), there is a member spotlight, you can view upcoming events, the verse of the day and success stories, perform a quick search for other members, and check any activity related to your profile or any e-mails or sparks you have been sent.
Of course, there are ways for even free members to connect with others at Christian Mingle. There are quite a few different “smiles” that can be sent, which are pre-written messages to indicate interest in someone else. They range from photo requests to “flirty” messages (“I’m not very good at flirting, but can I practice with you?”) or responses (“No, but thank you for asking” or “So, you’re saying there’s a chance?”). There are also simple greeting cards that can be sent to spice things up, or you can send “Sparks” to get to know the other person better. “Sparks” are questions on different topics where the other person can respond from one of a few multiple choice answers.
Upgrading is a great idea though, because standard members get to send and receive mail, use instant messaging with other members, and use message boards. You can also go to a premium membership to be spotlighted for others in searches and on the home page.
There are other features that help you connect with other Christian singles, also. For instance, you can save your favorites to the “My Favorites” section so that you can access their profiles easily later on. How will you find these favorites? By using the search function, which allows members to search for others according to criteria such as age, location, ethnicity, education level, or even by using keywords to find certain information in profiles.
If you are feeling lucky, you can use “Photo Shuffle” to show you thumbnails of 35 singles at random. If anyone catches your eye, you can click on their picture to see their full profile. Otherwise, click “shuffle photos” and keep on looking! “Think You’d Click” is another way to find people, as you are given a little information and some pictures of a random person, and you can check whether or not you think you would click with that person. The site records your choices so that you can contact members later on.
All in all, Christian Mingle provides a full-featured dating site where Christian singles can safely and easily meet one another. If this sounds like something you would be interested in, you may want to give Christian Mingle a try.