Christian Connection Review

Christian Connection was launched in the United Kingdom in 2000 and became very popular thanks to some early positive media coverage on TV and in print. By 2012 Christian Connection had expanded and now serves the United States, Canada, Australia, and other English speaking countries. In the past few years Christian Connection has won numerous independent awards including those for best overall niche dating service and ones for customer service as well.

Christian Connection came about to help people of the Christian faith who find it a struggle to meet other eligible Christians. For those in small churches it is especially hard sometimes to meet other single people, even large churches can be a challenge if there are no single groups to help with introductions. The opportunities of getting to meet Christians from other denominations, or even just different churches, can be few and far between.

A matchmaking service like Christian Connection gives singles a opportunity to meet Christians near and far and from all denominations. It leaves less to chance and brings everybody more choice. Through carefully designed profile questions, people on Christian Connection can form a much more realistic impression of their matches and of whether they might be compatible. The information provide also gives each person a basis for really getting to know each other, even before they actually meet in real life.

Christians come with a broad range of ways to worship and express beliefs. Even those among the same denomination can express their beliefs differently. At Christian Connection they welcome all Trinitarian Christians. Christians who accept the Trinity, believe God is three eternal persons which includes God the Father, God the Son (Jesus Christ), and God the Spirit. Christians from the following denominations follow the Trinity (not a complete list):

AnglicanCatholicBaptist
United ReformedAnabaptistMethodist
OrthodoxPentecostalEvangelical
LutheranQuakerSeventh-day Adventist

Above all Christian Connection believes in respecting other people’s choices. If you are not comfortable meeting people to date of a denomination different from yours, you can specify this in your profile and target only certain denominations in your searching. The important thing at Christian Connection for members when they join is, realizing that everyone's faith is important to them.

Positives of Christian Connection

  • 3 Day free trial is available that includes all features
  • One of the largest genuine U.K. Christian dating services. Large membership base in the United States and Canada as well
  • Christian Connection moderators check every new profile individually to ensure all our profiles are genuine and of good quality

Negatives of Christian Connection

  • No dating app available for Android devices
  • Some of the faith profile attributes are hidden under settings and not required when creating a profile which is a little strange for a dating service for Christian singles
  • Message boards are not very active in North America
  • Customer care is only available by email, not by phone

Editors Bottom Line

What should you take away from this review of Christian Connection? Our expert explains:

"Christian Connection" is a popular option for singles in the United Kingdom who's faith and religion are an important part of who they are. Their free trial makes it easy to try before you buy.

At a Glance

Address:
ChrisitanConnection.com
Regions:
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia
Languages:
English
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Cost per Month:
From $12.00 / month
Membership Types:
Free - Basic
Full Trial
Paid

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Christian Connection Profiles & Sign Up Process

The Christian Connection dating service can be accessed via website and iOS app. New members get access to a 3 day free trial which allows you to send up to 5 messages a day. When you first signup you are asked for the following information and questions:

  • Signup
    • Gender, birthday, first and last name, email, country, postal code/zip code, mobile number (for free text alerts of new messages)
  • The Basics
    • What area do you live in?
    • Interested in - Answers include men, women, men or women
    • Are you? - Answers include single, separated, divorced, widowed, in a relationship, engaged, married
    • Faith Tradition
    • Ethnic Background
    • Tell us a little about yourself and your personality. How would a good friend describe you? What makes you unique? (not required)
    • Add one or more photos
  • Like & Work
    • What kind of work do you do?
    • Have you lived anywhere else? How do you manage your work/life balance? What would you like to be doing in the future?
  • Your Faith
    • What influence does your faith have on your life? Tell us why you chose the church you attend, or why you choose not to go.
    • What places, people or Bible verses have inspired you on your spiritual journey?
  • Interests & Activities
    • Tell us what you're passionate about. What activities bring out the best in you? Why not share any unusual hobbies or experiences you've had?

If you wish you can add further information to your profile. To do this you need to go to the "You" tab and then select "Profile & Settings". From here you can edit a number of different settings. Choosing to edit your profile will bring up your entire profile where you can add more information. This ranges from if you have children, to more about your interests. There are probably twice as many profile fields available to add information to than when you initially sign up. You can also a lot more information about your faith. I am not sure why this is hidden here and not required at the beginning. The additional faith profile questions includes:

  • Your Faith
    • Your faith and how important it is too you
    • What draws you to a church?
    • Are you involved in any church activities? Which ones?
    • What is your best virtue?
    • What are your favorite Christian newspapers, magazines, TV channels, radio stations and websites?

Since most of the profile questions require a written response Christian Connection does offer suggested answers for some. This is very handy especially if you get stuck on answering a question.

Relationship Types Allowed

  • Straight
  • Gay
  • Lesbian
  • Bisexual

Your Relationship Status

  • Single
  • In a Relationship
  • Married
  • Separated
  • Divorced
  • Widowed

Relationships You can Find

  • Dating
  • Friends
  • Long-Term
  • Marriage

Christian Connection Costs

On your initial signup Christian Connection offers all new members a 3 day trial membership which entitles you to send up to 5 messages per day, and unlimited waves. Once the trial is over, to continue to communicate with members you must then subscribe to Christian Connection. If you do not subscribe after the trial you will be able to only send preset messages and not be able to reply.

  • Prices last confirmed November 19, 2018. Please check Christian Connection for most recent pricing
  • Christian Connection Plan:
    • Priority customer service
    • View who’s online
    • Unlimited sending and receiving messages
    • Discount entry to events
    • View who’s online
    • Keep who you’ve viewed private
    • Costs (USD)
      • 6 Month Plan
        • $12.00 per month for a total of $72
        • Saves you 50% off a 1 Month Plan
      • 3 Month Plan
        • $16.00 per month for a total of $48
        • Saves you 33% off a 1 Month Plan
      • 1 Month Plan
        • $24.00 per month
  • Subscription auto renews at same rate and term until canceled
  • Hassle-free and easy cancellation process (done via the settings page). Once you cancel, you will still have full access for the duration you have paid for

Christian Connection Viewing & Communication Features

When viewing a profile you can see the members photos and check out their profile attributes from all parts of the profile including the basics, life and work, faith, and interests. You can also see the last time they were online along with if they are a new member. To communicate with them, you can send them a Wave or a Message. A Wave sends the member an automated notification which tells the member you are interested with the hopes that they break the ice and message you back. Sending a message takes you to the Messages page where you can enter a message to the member.

From the profile you can also click/press on the gear icon which allows you to:

  • Add to favorites
  • Hide from searches
  • Block
    • Blocking a member will prevent them from contacting you or seeing your profile. You will also be hidden from their search results
  • Report
    • Used when you find offensive content and wish to let Christian Connection know
  • View Board Posts
    • Brings up a list of discussion topic posts that the member has written

On the Messages tab you can view a list of messages you have from members in your inbox. Messages are organized by date and member. You can also view messages you have sent that have not received any replies from the Sent folder.

On the Lists tab you can view 3 different lists of members. Your "Favorites", "Fans" (members who have favorited you), and "Who's Viewed?" (members who have viewed your profile). From these lists you can visit the profiles and send them messages.

Members can also participate in the Discussion Boards. Members can post topics in 3 different categories including "The Big Issues", "Lighter Notes", and "Culture Vulture". Topics can be replied to and members can "Like" other members posts or report them if the content does not meet the user guidelines. Members can also subscribe to a topic to receive notifications on any new posts.

Christian Connection also allows members to setup Meetups. These are social gatherings that are organized by Christian Connection members to further help members to get to know each other. From the Meetups tab you can view upcoming Meetups and past Meetups. As long as your profile is visible you can also setup your own meet up. Clicking on a Meetup allows you to view the details of the event including any photos, the description, and the date. If you would like to go you can click the "Attend this event" button to notify the member you are coming. Christian Connection Meetups may also be listed on the Events For Christians website.

To search for other members it is as easy as going to the Search tab on the top toolbar. On the search page you have several options to select from which you can expand on if you choose too.

  • Search
    • By gender (men, women, or both)
    • Looking for (relationship or friendship)
    • Age range
    • Location (can select your neighborhood or another one via city and zip code)
    • Members with photos
  • Additional Search Options
    • Tradition/Denomination (multi-select)
    • Smoking
    • If you want matches with no children and/or if you prefer to meet someone who doesn't want children
    • Ethnic background
    • Height range

Once you perform a search you can then view the results which are listed in rows and include a photo thumbnail, along with their first name, age, and location. You can filter these results by newest members, recently online, and closest. From the search results you can visit their profile, hide the profile from the search results, and send them a message.

Christian Connection does not offer any automated matching, members must perform their own searches.

Privacy is an important part of Christian Connection. From the "Profile & Settings" page you can set your privacy on a number of different things. This includes:

  • Profile Visibility
    • Hiding your profile makes it invisible to other members and you won't be able to send or receive messages or waves
  • Search Visibility
    • Allows you to choose the age range you want to be visible to in searches
  • Viewing Profiles
    • Go invisible if you don't want to appear on other member's "Who's Viewed" list
    • Paid members only feature
  • Fans
    • Disable fans if you do not want to appear on other people's fans list. You will not be able to see who has added you as a favorite

Other Christian Connection Information

Christian Connection is owned and operated by Widernet Communications Ltd based in London, UK. They are by far the most popular Christian dating service in the United Kingdom and has become a prime destination for singles in the United States and Canada since they launched in those countries in 2012.

Christian Connections is also part of the "Events For Christians" service (EventsForChristians.co.uk) which as the name suggests are events held by Churches, Christian groups, and Christian friendly businesses.

Contact Christian Connection Customer Care

Christian Connection doesn't have a customer support phone number or online chat. Customer support is available via support articles and email:

FAQ
Detailed help articles found under "Help & Support" menu item. Searchable
Email
Either via contact form or by sending your request directly too help@christianconnection.com (response times for emails usually within hours)

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