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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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Chris Ray

Site seems dodgy. Signed up for free trial, a few waves, then when it expired tons of waves but you have to pay full membership to talk. Did this and then 1/10 profiles talked back, then immediately after paid membership expired, tons of waves again. Don't trust anymore,

7 years ago

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Rocio Diaz Tallahassee, FL

Not an inclusive platform. Caters towards a specific type of Christian. Do not recommend.

2 years ago