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Christian Connection

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LAST UPDATED: January 13th, 2024

Founded in London, England, in 2002, Christian Connection (CC) is a niche online dating site for single Christians who want to find companionship with other like-minded people. It is unique among dating websites with its specific mission to match single "Christians of all traditions" in an online community. The site is run by Widernet Communications Ltd. and its founder, Jackie Elton, and has been in operation since 2000. 

Christian Connection also sponsors events for Christian singles to enhance their dating life in the United Kingdom, including speed dating, dance classes, and holiday parties. However, in this review, we are going to focus on Christian Connection's U.S. dating site. 

Keep reading to learn more about the Christian Connection platform and how it works, skip ahead to our pro/con analysis, or go straight to customer reviews, where this site ranks above average. 

Christian Connection Basics

Who is Christian Connection for?

Aimed at Christian singles over the age of 18, this online dating platform caters to a broad Christian user base — and yes, LGBTQ+ Christians are welcome. 

Membership is not limited to the United States. The online dating website accepts members from the following areas:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Hong Kong
  • Ireland
  • Singapore
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

However, users will only be able to message members from their own country. Christian Connection tries to bring together like-minded people. It focuses on facilitating real-world relationships, where people actually meet in person, rather than long-distance relationships.

Focus on Trinitarian Christians

According to the site, "Christian Connection is intended for Trinitarian Christians who accept the Bible as their sole authoritative scripture." These groups include the following religious denominations: 

  • Anglican
  • Catholic
  • Baptist
  • United Reformed
  • Anabaptist
  • Methodist
  • Orthodox
  • Pentecostal
  • Evangelical
  • Lutheran
  • Quaker
  • Seventh-day Adventist

This list is not exclusive, as the site states: "There are many other independent and emerging Churches, which are within this definition."

Making things super clear, Christian Connection explains that the following fall outside of its key Trinitarian Christian member base: 

  • Jehovahs' Witnesses
  • Mormons (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
  • Unification Church
  • Iglesia ni Cristo
  • Christian Science
  • Christadelphians

You are not required to sign any statements professing your faith or church attendance to join.

What is the Christian Connection signup process like?

When joining the dating site, members are required to describe their Christian tradition, list their height, and describe their physical build. When it comes to choosing a default option to select your religion, the following options are offered: 

  • Just "Christian"
  • Anglican
  • Apostolic
  • Assembly of God
  • Baptist
  • Brethren
  • Calvinistic Baptist
  • Catholic
  • Catholic-Charismatic
  • Christian Reformed
  • Church of Christ
  • Church of God
  • Episcopalian
  • Evangelical
  • House Church
  • Lutheran
  • Mennonite
  • Messianic
  • Methodist
  • Missionary Alliance
  • Missionary Church
  • Nazarene
  • Non-denominational
  • Orthodox
  • Pentecostal-Charismatic
  • Presbyterian
  • Quaker
  • Reformed Baptist
  • Reformed Presbyterian
  • Salvation Army
  • Seventh-day Adventist
  • Southern Baptist
  • United
  • United Pentecostal Church
  • Other
  • Prefer not to say

While many dating sites make things difficult for bisexual users looking to date compatible single men or women, the Christian Connection signup process actually offers the following three choices: 

  • I'd like to meet a man
  • I'd like to meet a woman
  • I'd like to meet a man or woman

This saves people who don't have a gender preference from having to switch their account settings multiple times to view all of their available dating prospects. 

There are several long-form questions to fill out during the setup, but you can just hit "Save & Continue" to fill them out later. However, until you add photos or provide some actual details about yourself, your profile will be invisible to other users. However, you can make an account and view other profiles, photos included, without adding photos or filling out long-form questions, though it is not recommended. This site actually wants to know about you so that it can provide good matches. Setting up your account will take more than five minutes. 

How does Christian Connection work?

Christian Connection's dating platform can be accessed online through your mobile browser or via the company's mobile dating app, available for Android and iOS. 

When you first log in to your account, you can check out other members, based on their profile pics and either like or pass on each. In addition to this swiping-type feature, you can also search through member profiles based on a variety of settings. Here are the basic ways that people connect on this dating site: 

Christian Connection Search

When you search, only people who meet your preferences are suggested. Additionally, search results are organized into four basic sections:

  • Suggestions
  • Newest 
  • Recently Online
  • Closest

There are also lots of advance search filters, including the following: 

  • Smoking/non-smoking
  • Whether they have a profile photo
  • If they have children 
  • If they want to have children
  • Their faith

Christian Connection Matching

The platform recommends potential matches based on your profile settings and your search preferences. These are shown in the Suggestions section of the site. You can also get weekly match suggestions sent to your email. 

Christian Connection Lists

Through the Lists section of this dating site, you can view a few helpful lists: 

  • Favorites — profiles you have marked as Favorites, by tapping the heart icon
  • Fans — people who have liked your profile
  • Views — when someone views your profile, they will show up in this section

Christian Connection Boards

You can also participate in a social networking forum where users discuss religion and lighter issues. However, these aren't super active on the U.S. version of the site. 

What can you do for FREE on Christian Connection?

It doesn't cost anything to join Christian Connection's platform. You can create a profile and check out the local dating pool without paying. You can also try out a three-day free trial to the site's premium features. 

Christian Connection Free Profile

Having a free profile on Christian Connection lets you do the following for free: 

  • Search for potential partners
  • Get weekly emails with suggested matches
  • Send unlimited waves (what other sites call likes, flirts, or pokes)
  • Get text message alerts when someone sends you a message or a wave
  • Read any new messages
  • Send preset replies to any messages
  • Post to the site's message boards once per day

Christian Connection Free Trial

The three-day free trial membership to Christian Connection is a great way to see whether or not a paid membership is worth it. The trial lets you try out almost all of the site's premium features. In addition to the basic free features you can access with a free profile, for three days, you can get access to the following site features: 

  • Send up to five messages per day 
  • See when other members are online (to make a faster connection)
  • Make unlimited posts to the site's online forum

When your trial period is over, your membership will be changed to a basic free profile. Any further messaging with CC members will require an upgrade. 

What are the premium or paid features on Christian Connection?

The only way to really connect with other members is during your free trial or with a fully paid membership. Upgrading to a paid membership will add the following benefits to your online dating experience: 

  • Dedicated customer service support
  • Unlimited messaging
  • Email forwarding, so that you can reply to CC messages from your personal email account
  • See who is online
  • Control when other people can see if you have viewed their profile
  • Unlimited message board posts

Christian Connection Subscription Options

Here's a breakdown of CC's pricing options: 

 
1-Month Membership
3-Month Membership
6-Month Membership
Subscription Price $16 $32 $48 Cost per Month Equivalent $16 (Same) $10.67 $8

Subscriptions auto-renew and you can easily cancel through your account settings. 

Keep reading our 2020 Christian Connection review for pros and cons of using this online dating platform. To find out what other online daters are saying about this dating site, scroll down for Christian Connection user reviews

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The Good

  • Industry Experience
  • Free Trial
  • Ice Breakers
  • Plans and Pricing Information
  • Safety
  • Code of Practice
  • Refund Policy

Industry Experience

Christian Connection has been in business for more than 19 years and claims that it is one of the "longest-running and largest Christian dating sites." 

The site is clear about the niche in the dating market it is trying to fill: It is a site for Christians who are seeking dates, friendship, and a potential relationship with those who share their Christian faith and values.

Free Trial

Christian Connection has a free three-day trial membership that allows members to create a profile, search other members' profiles, send and receive messages, and read and contribute to discussion boards. 

Once the free trial expires, if they do not upgrade to a paid membership, members can still log into the site, browse and edit their profiles, but they will not be able to email other members and are limited to one discussion board post in a 24-hour period.

Ice Breakers

Christian Connection makes it easy to break the ice by allowing users to "wave" at each other online with an option to follow up with a message. This is a great feature that makes interacting online less intimidating. 

Plans and Pricing Information

Christian Connection is unique in the fact that it discloses its premium plan prices before you sign up. Many online dating sites only disclose pricing information once you complete the registration process. This is frustrating for customers who want to see pricing information before they sign up for the site. 

Safety

The site has the article "Safety on Christian Connection" with information about scammers, how to prevent being scammed, and safety tips when meeting someone for a date. 

Christian Connection states that it manually checks all profiles for signs that the person is a scammer and has automated systems to detect scammers and prevent them from gaining access to the site. Christian Connection has links to report members and to report specific email messages.

Code of Practice

Christian Connection is a founding member of the Online Dating Association in the United Kingdom. Founded in 2013, the Online Dating Association has a Code of Practice its members must follow that includes:

  • Clear communication about the terms of service, how to cancel membership, and ways to contact site administrators
  • Safety guidance and ways to report users who are in violation of the site's standards.
  • Adherence to data privacy and protection laws and regulations

Refund Policy

In the spirit of this dating site, it's nice to find that it has a helpful refund policy. If you forgot to cancel before your subscription renewed, you can contact customer service to explain. The team handles refund on a case-by-case basis and can sometimes refund your most recent subscription payment, if you genuinely haven't used the account to send or read messages. 

This is a refreshing change to the "no refunds, ever" attitude that most online dating companies have.

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The Bad

  • Unknown Membership Statistics
  • No Recent or Future U.S. Events Shown

Unknown Membership Statistics

Christian Connection does not reveal how many registered members it has, although it claims to have helped thousands of couples start relationships and even more people find friendships with like-minded Christians. 

If you are searching for Christians from a specific denomination or church, you may not have many members to choose from. 

Members on the U.S./Canada site don't have an option to see member profiles from anywhere other than the U.S. and Canada, so they do not have access to the larger pool of members in other countries. 

No Recent or Future U.S. Events Shown

While there is a Meetups section available on the U.S. version of this dating site, it doesn't look very active. No recent event history or future meetups are listed. 

This dating site is owned and operated by a London, U.K.-based company. Any social gatherings or events that Christian Connection sponsors are only available through Christian Connection UK, so they are not accessible to members outside of the United Kingdom.

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The Bottom Line

It can be difficult to meet other Christians outside of work and church, especially if you don't attend a Christian college, and Christian Connection provides a solution to this dilemma. The site offers a free three-day trial membership and offers a free basic membership after the trial ends, but non-paying members are very limited to what they can do on the site once their free trial ends. 

Consumers may want to start with the free trial membership and search other members' profiles to determine if there are enough compatible members in their geographic region before deciding whether they want to pay for a subscription to the site. 

The site provides pretty good safety advice to help keep members safe. It also encourages users to report members who do not follow the site's guidelines or are abusive to other members.

Christian Connection is an award-winning site that is dedicated to matching single Christians. Thousands have found love on ChristianConnection.com and thousands more genuine Christians join every day.  

Have you tried dating on Christian Connection? Would you recommend it to a friend? Let us know about your experience with a quick review below. 

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Tennis Melbourne, VIC

This is not a Christian run business. They deactivated my profile because they thought Christians views were intolerant. Ironic isn't because I thought the name would proceed itself. I was mistaken. This is what they found intolerant about my bio. I wrote, I quote- "Instead the human nature deludes itself and takes the blue pill to use the term " I was born like this" as a way to justify cause and effect/ monism". I'm guessing they thought I was talking about transgenders, but that wasn't what I implied. Here was my response- You miss read what I meant by identity. Would you consider cognitive dissonance a delusion of reality? Would you say Christians identity is based on the truth and morals of Christ teachings? Or is our identity based on trends, social reforms, humanists ideologies, science, what is popular? Didn't Christ say this - " I am the way and the truth and the life"? What does that mean? What does this verse mean to you- " The god of this age has blinded the minds of the unbelievers". Do you think the god in this verse is associated with money, materialism, hedonism and other carnal things? People want to feel love, comfort and support so they gravitate towards a false god as a coping mechanism thus loose their true identity. When you were a child did you feel like you were happier not knowing the suffering of the world? When you grew older did the world contaminate your identity? Did you change your behavior to fit in? How do you know the person you are now is your true self that hasn't been socially engineered by external beliefs? I still question who I am, but God has given me renewed hope and self-determinism. Romans 12:2- Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind. How many people conform to the patterns of this world and lose their true identity because external beliefs have manifested in them? I too was like this in college, so I know how bad it can be and it leads down a dark path of nihilism. Instead of putting hope in God, I put hope in humanity to fix world problems and create a so-called utopia. That's why Marxism and postmodernism is on an increase. Destroy the foundation of truth and morality so it's easier to control people because they will be scared of death. As a Christian, I do not fear death, but if I was an Atheist I would put my hopes and votes in technology and science. If they are Christians, they are a cult type which only cherry picks part of the Bible to suit their own agenda. They probably found the old testament too offensive and decided to go with love and more love. Jesus Christ did teach about mercy and forgiveness, but God is also just and holy. Goodness exists because God exists, the reason why in heaven only holiness and goodness. Evil will be destroyed, so that justice and holiness prevails, and that is the hope for all Christians. I fear that they will use my bio and pics to create fake accounts and sell off my data. I will not be recommending the site to anyone because I felt like my privacy was intruded. The name that I used to submit this review is not my real nam. I like to keep my name private but if you do that on ChristianConnection, they will ban you. I do this to warn other Christians to be careful of Christian Connections. They will ban you if you speak of the Bible

2 years ago Edited September 14, 2021

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Michael

 I had been with ypu for a long time. Over five years as a fee paying customer I think my account was hacked in the end. My credit card company had advised me to change card. When I tole customer service about my thoughts they were not concerned or helpful. They eventually just closed my account saying that I had been blocked by people. The strange thing that highlighted a hack is the number of blocks hence people I had messaged. I don't even go onto my account alot so it didn't add up. They were not concerned. From a security anxiety point of view I thought they would have been helpful. I am not sure whether to now tske this matter up with my credit card

5 years ago

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Reply from Christian Connection

Hi Michael, could you get in touch and we'll look into this. All profiles do have to go through our moderation and security checks but it doesn't usually take this long. Thanks.

Jan. 24th, 2019

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Daryl

Absolutely controlling and not Professional or decent in the way they harass You . As a Genuine Male Christian.. I have been threstened with Cancellation of my profile with no refund. They have rules and conditions that they seem to pick on genuine guys who make contact to ladies they are genuinely interested in.. supposedly it is a condition of Use that all members reply. . But most woman are not Polite or decent enough to even use an auto response. . Instead after 2 emails and 2 waves in the space of 4 weeks .. Im getting warned by email from them that Im getting blocked frequently. . So I asked for examples. Jonathan a Customer Service person sends Me 3 email links to show me that my emails were supposedly blocked and bothering the lady. I assure You my emails in 2 of the instances were short and very polite.. but also the lady had not responded with a no thanks or any auto form.. am I a mind reader NO.. is the lady required by their rules to reply YES .. anyone who has been polite an says NO .. i then Bless them with a typed prsyer in my words wishing GODS Blessings for them to find the One right person for them.. Then there is the issue of being told in the first email Im not allowed to send my own contact details. . Firstly they are my contact details.. 2ndly as I can see the ladies profile isnt a full member and cannot respond through their site . Its my private right by law to give anyone my details.. im a 57 yr old fit uoung trendy guy who looks 45 and has the strength agility and stamina of most 40 yr olds.. so I believe anyone who is at least 20 yrs younger has the right to receive a contact from Me .. and then GOD would sgow Us if We communicated if We are suitable.. instead this site CONTROLS Us to not be able to even communicate as genuine GOD loving Christians that are too Young for a relationship but are true family and a possible Friend thru Christ.. dont worry I understand there are a lot of people men who are not genuine and harrass people.. but im not one of them.. only seeking One Christian Lady who is my equal thru Christ snd in Love for One another.. bot an essy thing to do and even harder with this site being so Controlling and ridiculous in their unsubstantiated warnings to Cancel My Paid subscription with no refund.. its not the money.. its the Principles behind their Controlling emails and site... As my experience Im very unsatisfied with their Professional far from Christisn or GODly behaviour that doesnt line up with Statutory Laws ..or allowed Adult behaviour. Happy to hear other peoples experiences. . But I would not advise any males to use this Christian Connection site.. not operating in GODS fairness or honesty or standards of the way they have harrassed and treated Me.. even though I have tried to abide inside their controlling rules. Blessings to all.. Daryl ?

6 years ago

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reb

Christian connection is NOT A CHRISTIAN WEBSITE AT ALL, Christians should not pay for it ever, because when you state things such as: Homosexuality is sin, they close your account!!! They are only supposedly Christian, in name, but in practice they censor Christian beliefs and they are very politically correct, Christians should not sponsor that website. There are other websites such as Christian cafe or fusion101 which is even free. Also I can tell you that I have been on christian connection for years...I think since 2007 or so and they never ever give any free time, I think they gave only once for a few days, and never ever again. They are totally stingy and what matters to them is MONEY, that is why they want only rich western countries to join such as Australia, UK, USA, Canada! Horrible website, horrible. Also, there is not many people either on there. Anyway, no christian web should censor Bible verses and biblical beliefs, and therefore that is NOT a christian website and Christians should go to other christian websites that truly are Christian, as this one is NOT. And yet, this is what they falsely claim: "The Christian Connection UK website owner (Widernet Communications Ltd http://widernet.co.uk) describes itself with these words: ”Christian Connection is a Christian dating site owned and run by Christians and has been since its launch in September 2000. Christian Connection is the largest, and longest established subscriber based UK Christian dating site. The site is Christian owned and always has been." Look up for the guy Torsten Nenzen and his correspondence with Christian Connection. I m sure you can find his testimony on the web. I wanted to check if that is so so I stated the same on my profile, the following day they closed my account under the pretext that I live outside of the UK, which is only a pretext, as I have had my profile on there since 2007 lol and they also need to approve my photos every now and then, so they most certainly did notice what I wrote earlier and where I lived, but they never closed it before! They want more women on there so they would not close it. But now they did! They will find any pretext to close your account if you write something politically incorrect. So folks, if you want a christian website, find something else, dont give your money and finance these bigots.

6 years ago

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Reply from Christian Connection

Hi Reb, I'm really sorry to read this. We are a small team of Christians, committed to serving our members equally. We recognise that we all belong to a broad church and different Christians hold different views and beliefs. We just ask that all our members respect one another's beliefs. It's been a while since you posted this, so feel free to get back in touch to see if we can help.

Dec. 11th, 2018

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Dave Forsyth

I used to be on Christian Connection until I got kicked off because someone had allegedly sent a "serious report" about me. At no time was I given the opportunity to answer any accusations (whatever they were) and was just dumped off the site. No right of appeal, no other explanations, just dumped. I very much doubt if Christian Connection every got any substantiation from these (at best spurious) allegations because frankly I never ever said or did anything worth reporting to anyone I met on that site. So it seems that if someone bears a grudge against you, or you do or say anything that might tick them off, then they can just say whatever they like to Christian Connection and they can get you kicked off!

7 years ago

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Eddie

Its a Scam. Majority of Woman's profiles are Fake. Scammers are all over the site. Very low contact rate. I almost got scammed of $10,000 but thank God, i used my brain and was able to expose the Scammer. You do get few Waves, but when you try to contact them, they never reply. When you send messages, you never get any reply. In fact, the site allows you to see who viewed you, and those full members don't even bother looking at your profile when you send them a message. This was an alarm for me that something is not right.... It does not feel like a genuine site. Scammer's heaven.

4 years ago

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Maureen Howarth

my experience is definitely not anything like the American site where you actually have CHRISTIAN BELIEVERS on. The people I thought I was contacting Also had "famous namesakes" when I checked them out and whoever was writing the emails were not consistent or the terminology wasn't what a person of 70 year old would use. So I knew whoever was writing was lying. !I have a friend who encountered similar! Terrible they use" CHRISTIAN" in their title.

5 years ago

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Reply from Christian Connection

I'm really sorry to hear this, Maureen. Could you get in touch with us and let us know which profiles you believe shouldn't be there. Every profile on the site is checked and moderated by our team and we remove people who aren't up to standard, or don't appear genuine.

Dec. 11th, 2018

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Tina Shaw

The dating side doesn't work well for the vast majority as people tend not to reply to messages. So to justify the fee you get busy on the boards. Which is a group of mostly white middle aged people, making thinly veiled racist comments, slapping each other on the back, liking each others posts, while ignoring and freezing out new comers do yourself a favour save your money.

6 years ago

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Reply from Christian Connection

Tina, I'm sorry to hear that the site hasn't worked for you yet. Don't give up hope! A few people meet someone within a few days or weeks of joining but for most, it takes a little longer. Perseverance, patience and broadening your horizons is the most common advice that we get from people who have met someone. We have had many thousands of success stories and I keep hearing of other stories through my own network, even though they haven't shared their story with us. So keep plugging away and feel free to get in touch if you need anything or would like more info on how to get the most from your membership. All the best with your search.

Dec. 11th, 2018

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charles mac

They charge to much money and the Boards contain people who have never ever got a Date they band together and get people thrown off just because they can. There has been conflict with the powers at be because even their Board members resigned add they also make money out of a non Christian site registered at Company house a PLC makes them money making machine . Yes they do shut you down if you complain something to hide Christian Connection yes it is called Christ

6 years ago

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Reply from Christian Connection

Hi Charles, I think you might have us confused with another company. We are not a public listed company and are not owned by anyone else. We are a small team of Christians, committed to serving our members equally. We do have a few rules on the discussion boards, which we ask everyone to adhere to. We recognise that we all belong to a broad church and different Christians hold different views. We just ask that everyone respects one another's views and beliefs. Wishing you all the best.

Dec. 11th, 2018

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Ian

There are some genuine Christians on the site but many more who are not. The company that runs it however will quite happily ban anyone that defends scripture and does not agree to a very liberal and anti scriptural agenda. It should really be renamed “Anti-Christ Connection”.

5 years ago

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Reply from Christian Connection

I'm sorry to read this review, Ian. We are a small team of Christians, committed to serving our members equally. There are a few rules that govern the discussion boards, which we ask everyone to adhere to. We recognise that we all belong to a broad church and different Christians hold different views. We just ask that our members respect one another's beliefs. I understand that you met someone on the site, so I'm glad to hear that things worked out for you.

Dec. 11th, 2018

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N

So unbelievable, I thought this was a Christian website. We’ve been taught to be honest. I did subscription last week and I payed $38 and it not even one week since the payement and now my profile is showing I am not suscribed and not a full member and need to resuscribe again. Seriously? So disappointed

6 years ago

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Reply from Christian Connection

I'm sorry to hear about this. It does sound like there's been an error. If it hasn't yet been resolved, please could​ you get in touch and we'll sort it ASAP. Many thanks.

Dec. 11th, 2018

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Holly

Free trial functionality needs to be modified. They should NOT use free trial members for a BAIT. Using free trial mbers for luring other existing members to subscribe is NOT an ETHICAL business practice. Ok it's a business however It can be running without being UNETHICAL.

7 years ago

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Lv

I've been on this site on and off for over a year...and still see the same handful of guys here in Ontario,...have not seen many new people. Waste of Money!

4 years ago

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Reply from Christian Connection

Hi Lv, I'm sorry to hear that. New people are joining every day, but have you also tried widening your search criteria? You don't have to pay to use the site as a Profile member - you can still 'wave' and respond to your messages with a pre-set response. All the best, Jonathan.

Aug. 15th, 2019

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Jack

Didn't receive any responses. Sent out several messages. Even uploaded a photo and wrote a breif intro.

6 years ago

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Reply from Christian Connection

Sorry to hear this Jack. It's very unusual to get no responses at all. It sounds like you've done all the right things. Could you get in touch and I'll see if we can give you any pointers. All the best.

Dec. 11th, 2018