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We have awarded Christian Cupid our prestigious Silver Award in this category, having reviewed 19 Christian Dating Websites. Read our review below to find out why...
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Christian Cupid is the dating capital for single Christians who want to meet someone special. They have thousand of Christian members looking for love and happiness, and the site's team are dedicated to helping you to connect.
If you're looking for a dating site which is intuitive to use, this one is certainly worth checking out. Amongst its peers, ChristianCupid stood out for being stylish and fun, whilst also being easy to navigate.</pullquote1> What's more, we felt that the ability to easily upload and browse through photos added another dimension to the site.
Standard members can perform searches and build a profile page, but upgraded members receive a number of benefits. Platinum members, for example, are able to build much longer profile pages, allowing them to express themselves in more detail and hopefully attract more attention.
As part of the Cupid Media network (a hive of dating sites for all sorts of people, including members of different ethnicities, religions, sexualities and lifestyles) Christian Cupid uses a tried and tested system which works for its members. Within this network you'll find other sites including Afrointroductions.com, JapanCupid.com, MilitaryLoveLinks.com, BBWCupid.com, for example, each of which is tailored towards members looking for a particular kind of relationship.
These partner sites form a reputable foundation, with Christian Cupid being both experienced and trustworthy. Over all, we felt that this site was a safe pair of hands, with a great track record in the online dating arena.
Online safety is viewed as important by the site’s team. As such all new members are verified (as they send you a confirmation email). Your information is safeguarded and will never be passed on to a third party. You can also find advice on how to stay safe online, as well as safety tips for when you meet in person.
The site offers assistance in the form of an FAQ and Help section. This lets you know how to use the website, offering tips on any technical problems. This is particularly useful if you’re experiencing difficulties with the video chat options, but you can also gather information on how to edit your profile effectively. There are various user posts and discussions around the site, offering a friendly space to ask questions and engage with other members.
As there are three different packages to choose from, membership options are flexible. You can sign up for free if you wish to find out who is living in your area, or you can just work on building your profile for free.
Paid membership options offer a range of additional features. The gold membership package might be suitable for many, but if you want video options then you’ll need to consider upgrading to the premium membership packages. Upgrading your account offers the additional bonus of your profile appearing above others in search results. Effectively, this means that you will receive more profile views, and subsequently more attention from members.
Platinum membership opens up the bounty of video and audio features available. As a platinum member you can engage in video chat (much like Skype) and you can also send videos as messages. What’s more, you could add a video clip to your profile page as an attention-grabbing introduction for anyone who views your profile. In addition to this, platinum members can view the video messages of other members, allowing you to build an impression of someone before you commit to speaking with them or arranging to meet offline.
The addition of video options is particularly stand-out, as this isn’t something offered by many sites. If you hope to get a bit more personal and wish to hear someone’s voice, see where they live or how they present themselves, the webcam options are really useful.
If you’re looking for someone with very particular qualities, the in depth search features on Christian Cupid will be ideal. They offer a diverse range of options, from age and location, to religious beliefs and church attendance, to really help you find members who will suit your beliefs and lifestyle choices. You can also save your search preferences, meaning that you won’t have to keep inputting the same options over and over again. This can be a real time saver in the long run.
If you’d prefer to let the system match you with other members, this is very easy to do. The site analyses the information you’ve provided, cross referencing it with the information provided my other members, and then recommends members it thinks you’d hit it off with. This is a quick and simple way to browse profiles without having to perform a search.
This site isn’t perfect, though. A potential drawback is that not all of its members have opted to pay for the platinum membership. This is hardly surprising, but it does mean that you can spend some time searching for members who will respond, particularly if you haven’t paid for membership yourself. Its free options are limited in this way, and whilst upgrading to a paid membership option isn’t expensive, it will still cost a few dollars a month.
Consequently, we do feel that upgrading is pretty necessary if you wish to meet someone on ChristianCupid.com. Being a Gold or Platinum member opens up many avenues for communication, even with those Standard members who have not upgraded. If you can’t talk to members, then it’s unlikely you’ll hit it off. Whilst there aren’t always a lot of members online, we were pleased to see a few using the site at all times, even at peculiar hours in the night. Although improving online activity would help, you can still send messages, which members can reply to in their own time.
You can build lists of your friends, as well as people who have shown an interest in you. This can be handy because after a few months, or even weeks, it can be all too easy to forget which profiles you’ve viewed and which profiles are new to you. In contrast to the friends lists, you can create a black list, should you receive any correspondence from members you’d rather not hear from.
The system makes sure you don’t miss out when you’re away, informing you when you receive new messages. If a member tries to chat with you when you’re out, you can easily send them a message at a later date. Meanwhile, if you’re waiting for a reply, you could check the site’s blog, which offers some engaging articles about Christian dating. Likewise, the success stories section of the website allows you to read about couples who found love, providing a little inspiration when you need it. Some of these tales are touching, and many offer a light at the end of the tunnel. You can also search for members who are online when you are browsing, allowing you to start a quick chat whenever you like.
The range of one-on-one communication tools available on this site is what makes Christian Cupid stand out from many of its peers. It’s unusual to see video options, and they work well. Coupled with a variety of other solid features, this makes for a great system to find and chat with other members.
"Love never ends", the bible tells us, and with Christian Cupid you have the opportunity to fund that special person to share your life with. There's plenty to like about ChristianCupid, and the site feels sincere in its dedication to helping you in your pursuit. It also has some of the best tools around, for a fair price. So, if you're single, Christian, and looking to meet someone who shares your faith and values, Christian Cupid could be your ticket to happiness.
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