If you are a Christian and single, you may feel overwhelmed in trying to meet new, fellow Christians. If your church or Christian organization is not providing you the outlet, you may feel the need to meet that perfect someone and you may want to consider trying an online dating service.
There are many online dating services that cater specifically to Christian singles. BigChurch.com advertises 374,000 members worldwide. Members are categorized by state, region, race, ethnicity and age. BigChurch not only offers members the ability to find potential soul mates, but they also act as a liaison for individuals seeking pen pals or trying to start a bible study. BigChurch membership fees vary, depending on the options you desire. Options include e-mail accounts, chat, pictures, and even web cams.
ChristianSingles.com is another online dating service geared towards Christians. ChristianSingles is a part of the larger networking website of Christian online services, such as ChristianRealEstate.com and ChristianEmployment.com. The dating service costs $85 annually after a short trial period, which is free of charge.
ChristianSoulMates.com is another Christian singles oriented online dating service. It is the home for a smaller community of members, approximately 24,000. Member testimonials come from all over the world, including the United States, Trinidad, and Great Britain. Basic membership is free.
AdamMeetEve is an affiliate of the Single Christian Network. With over 46,000 members, the site offers singles a free trial membership. After that trial, membership rates vary by length of time, starting at $19.95 a month and ranging to $144.95 for a lifetime membership. The annual membership costs $99.95.
Many Christian singles also utilize websites like Match.com and eHarmony.com. eHarmony.com will want to find out your religious focus in its profile questionnaire, which offers Christians the chance to put forward their religious beliefs. The site will then match you with potential candidates, using your answers to find the perfect match. Although these sites are not specifically aimed at the Christian community, many Christian singles have found these websites useful.
Matchwise.com is a dating service for Christian singles. They way it operates is very similar to eHarmony.com or Match.com. The site was founded by Dr. Kevin Leman, a psychologist with thirty years of professional experience. Dr. Leman has developed a sixteen-page compatibility survey to match people together. Owned by a group of Christian investors, the site offers many features and is only open to Christian singles. Unlike many of other Christian dating services, this site is only open to American citizens. The Matchwise service is new, officially launching in April, 2005. Some of its profits go to charity.
Finding that perfect someone can be tough, but many resources are there on the Internet to help you in that quest for a soul mate. Using these online resources may lead you to a new and lasting relationship while maintaining your Christian values.