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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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JOHN F O'DONNELL Thurso, HLD

AT 81 YEARS OF AGE AND A WIDOWER I WAS CONCERNED MY AGE AND LOCATION WOULD PUT LADIES OFF CHATTING TO ME. ONCE I INDICATED THAT I WAS MOVING FROM MY CURRENT HOME AND WOULD MOVE TO NEAR A LADY OF MY CHOICE I STATRTED TO GET RESPONSES. THERE WHERE DISAPPOINTMENTS, LATE CANCELATIONS OF FIRST MEETINGS. ONCE THE DAY BEFORE I TRAVELED 735 MILES TO MEET A LADY. HOWEVER THESE WHERE PUT BEBIND ME AND EVENTUALLY STARTED TO CHAT TO A VERY NICE CHRISTIAN LADY. OUR CHATS INCREASED AND I MADE THE 730 MILES JOURNEY TO SPEND 4 DAYS WITH HER. INITIALLY I DID WONDER WAS I DOING THE RIGHT THING, AFTER A MIX UP WITH THE ACTUAL MEETING PLACE AND TIME , MUCH TO HER AMUSEMENT, WE FINALLY MEET AND WENT FOR A MEAL. ONLY TEN MINUTES WITH HER IN THE RETAURANT AND I KNEW THAT GOD HAD SENT ME THAT SPECIAL LADY THAT I HAD SO PRAYED FOR FOR SO LONG. I HAVE SOLD SUBJECT TO CONTRACT MY BUNGALOW AND HAVE MADE AN OFFER FOR A PLACE IN SURREY NEAR MY BELOVED. DO NOT LOSE HEART AND KEEP CONTACTING PEOPLE WHO YOU THINK LOOK NICE, LADIES DO NOT WAIT TO BE CONTACTED, CONTACT MEN WHO YOU THNK MAY BE THE ONE FOR YOU. CHAT REGULARILY AND ZOOM THEN WHEN YOU BOTH FEEL IT IS THE RIGHT TIME MAKE AN ARRANGEMENT TO MEET. ONE OTHER DIFFICULT THING TO OVERCOME IS CHILDREN NOT WANTING SOME ONE TO REPLACE THEIR MOTHER OR FATHER, I HAD SUCH ONE WHILE THE OTHER ENCOURAGED ME. SONS IT APPEARS ARE THE WORST. YOU MUST BE FIRM WITH THEM AND TELL THEM YOU NEED A COMPANION / FUTURE WIFEFOR THE REMAINDER OF YOUR LIFE. DO NOT BE PUT OFF BY THEM. SHOULD THE TWO OF YOU DECIDE TO MARRY, THEN CONTACT THE CHILDREN AND ADVISE THEM OF YOUR WISH TO REMARRY AND ASK THEM TO BE HAPPY FOR YOU BOTH. NEVER STOP PRAYING TO GOD FOR GUIDANCE

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Gregory Brumwell

I picked my best pictures. I wrote a telling, honest open profile presenting my positive points (with my faults to be admitted later). They gave me a free trial! I had no one near to court. I decided to go out on a limb and try for a long distance relationship. I waved lots. I talked lots. Then my special one and I met and we wrote as often as we could (as opposed to only every couple days). Soon after we moved to emails, phone conversations and video chats. We just had to meet in person so we shared the cost of her flying in for a visit. The rest is true love romance with us married for keeps under God. This place works and has the best to offer. My wife loves the Lord first and we would not change anything for a second. Believe, take heart and keep the faith. God makes prayers come true.

5 years ago

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Gregory, your story is so encouraging, thank you for sharing. I'm so glad to hear that your perseverance and willingness to widen your search, paid off. A big congratulations to you both and every blessing for the future.

Dec. 11th, 2018

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Kris

I firmly believe that God used your site to introduce me to the man I intend to spend the rest of my life with. Remarkably, I had only been with your site for 4 weeks when we met and it was an instant connection on so many levels. I’m very grateful to you for providing this wonderful service to Christian people and recommend this site to all my Christian single friends.

4 years ago

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Reply from Christian Connection

Kris, that's fantastic! I'm so glad to hear that you found someone after only 4 weeks. Congratulations to you both and many blessings for your future together. - Jonathan

Aug. 15th, 2019

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Alison

So glad I found the Christian Connection dating site - I firmly believe God used you to bring us together to find love and happiness and to support each other through our Christian journey and life in general. When I joined I was very sceptical but within 4 weeks I met the love of my life! Our wedding is set for June 2019!!! We can’t thank you enough but THANK YOU!!!

4 years ago

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Reply from Christian Connection

Hi Alison, that's so wonderful to hear - congratulations to you both. Many blessings on your future together. - Jon

Aug. 15th, 2019

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David Cooke

Christian Connection is the 3rd dating site I have tried and is the only one I've found where I was able to meet like type persons. I'm pleased to say that through the site I have found a lovely lady. We have now met up a number of times and our friendship is developing well. The site offered me the chance to meet people on my level and who shared their believe in God. This was important to me. Thank you to the staff of Christian Connections for your service. Through you, I have found the beginning of a new life.

6 years ago

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Reply from Christian Connection

Congratulations! Thank you so much for sharing your story, it's really encouraging to hear. We wish you both every blessing for the future.

Dec. 11th, 2018

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Satisfied Customer Victoria, BC

Very impressed by the website itself and ease of use. Very impressed by the people I have met on this site: authentic, genuine and real. Overall this is a big help during this pandemic time in helping like minded folks connect.

2 years ago

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Giovanni Mellisa Soesanto Sydney, NSW

I really enjoy a comprehensive profile (not wasting time to try to dig in on more info on others). Really value the Biblical principle belief in running the site. Met my lovely boyfriend here. Fast customer service reply within 24 hours. Easy to use interface. Best Christian dating app that I've used.

2 years ago

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Reply from Christian Connection

Hi Giovanni, thanks so much for sharing your experience. We're so glad to hear that you found someone special. God bless.

Sep. 20th, 2021

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Laurence Churchman

Within a month or two of signing up to Christian Connection i found my now fiance. We have been happy together for 18 months are we are getting married in just under 3 months. I will be forever grateful to Christian Connection. Definitely the best $70 i have ever spend.

4 years ago

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Reply from Christian Connection

Hi Laurence - congratulations to you both! I'm so happy to hear that you found each other and thank you for sharing this with us. I hope your wedding days is everything you hope for. Every blessing for your future together. Jon

Nov. 20th, 2019

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Wayne mahoney

IAM NEW TO THIS WEBSITE BUT I FIND IT BETTER THEN SOME OTHER DATEING SITES I'VE BEEN ON DEFINITELY FOR SURE THIS SITE I WOULD RECOMMEND TO ANYONE WHO BEEN RIPED OFF BY OTHER DATEING SITES

6 years ago

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Reply from Christian Connection

Thanks for your kind words Wayne, your feedback is really encouraging for everyone on the team. Wishing you all the best in your search.

Dec. 11th, 2018

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Nashali Vescovacci FL

Christian Connection provides a safe and comfortable atmosphere for online dating. Their customer service is great and their interface is very easy to use. This company does a great job of connecting people who have similar characteristics to optimize their dating opportunities, which is very helpful.

2 years ago

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Jowara Morgande

They have great customer service and helped me to find the wife I aways dreamed of.

4 months ago

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Hailey Nilson Salt Lake City, UT

It's so hard to find people who share the same beliefs as you, Christian Connection has helped me immensely. I've met some amazing people! The site is also super simple and easy to use.

5 years ago

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Reply from Christian Connection

Thanks Hailey, that's really encouraging to hear :) All the best with your search.

Jan. 24th, 2019

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Ellie American Fork, UT

This is so much better than other dating apps because I know everyone here has the same morals and standards as I do. The app makes it the best possible experience.

3 years ago

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Reply from Christian Connection

Hi Ellie, thanks for taking a moment to post a review. It means a lot. Blessings, Jon.

Jan. 25th, 2021

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terryjamison Gulfport, MS

Christian Connection is amazing! They matched me with someone who we both share very many different interests! They are easy to use and the costumer service was very nice!

4 years ago

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Hi Terry. Thanks so much for your kind words. We're so glad to hear that you found someone. Every blessing, Jon.

Jan. 25th, 2021

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Mazi Marcel Womack Cedar City, UT

I had always heard great things about this website and now I finally see what all the hype is all about. I love it. I love the set up and how easy it is to navigate.

4 years ago

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Reply from Christian Connection

Hi Mazi, thanks so much for your kind words! Let us know if there's anything we can do to help. - Jon

Aug. 15th, 2019

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Kymberlee Yack Orem, UT

loving christian connection so far! i've had nothing but luck with all the guys i've found, plus its so nice having a dating app specifically for christians!

5 years ago

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Hi Kymberlee, I'm glad to hear you've met some good people! All the best with your search.

Jan. 24th, 2019

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SkylarPickens Gulfport, MS

Christian Connection is great for me. I love meeting new people who share the same religion and it’s a easy site to use!

4 years ago

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Hi Skylar, we're so happy to hear that. Thanks for your kind words. Blessings, Jon.

Jan. 25th, 2021

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Hannah Barth Tallahassee, FL

I love that this app is just for Christians. I know that I am meeting people that believe in their faith as much as me.

2 years ago

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Kevin Malone Washington, DC

Very great for finding fellow christians. I have made a lot of friends using this app. Would recommend it to you!

3 years ago

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Hi Kevin, thanks for sharing your experience. We're so happy to hear that you've made some connections. God bless, Jon.

Jan. 25th, 2021

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Jesse Rice Long Beach, MS

So great to find a women that shares my faith and life for god helps me find a nice and caring women

4 years ago

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Hi Jesse, we're so pleased to hear that. All the very best, Jon.

Jan. 25th, 2021

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Charles Harcourt ,

Easy to use. Good customer experience and wonderful way to meet a wife

3 years ago

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Hi Charles, thanks so much for your review. All the best in your search, Jon

Jan. 25th, 2021

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Robert Chamberlain

Met my wife on Christian Connection so very happy with it :)

6 years ago

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Reply from Christian Connection

Congratulations Robert! That's wonderful news. We wish you and your wife every blessing for the future.

Dec. 11th, 2018