ChristianMingle

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ChristianMingle is an online dating service that caters to Christian singles. The service is one of a number of demographically focused online match-making websites operated by Spark Networks.[1]

History[edit]

ChristianMingle was launched in 2001 by Spark Networks. The site has over 16 million members.[2] Because of the focus on relationships between Christian singles, ChristianMingle is considered a special-interest online personals site. Former CEO Adam Berger has referred to this type of service as "niche" dating.[3]

In the 2013 Webby Awards, ChristianMingle was an honoree in the Religion & Spirituality category.[4] The site also received the Editor's Top Pick - Christian Award from DatingSiteReviews.com in 2015.[5]

In 2013, the company authorized the repurchase of $5 million of its outstanding common stock.[6]

ChristianMingle launched its dating app in late 2014.[7]

In July 2016, ChristianMingle began accommodating gay men and women as the result of a non-discrimination lawsuit. Previously, the site had only allowed users to choose either "man seeking woman" or "woman seeking man." The change removed this profile designation and allowed users the option to see either opposite-sex or same-sex matches.[2]

Members[edit]

ChristianMingle members may choose whether to specify the Christian denomination to which they belong. Members can also search the site for free, though a subscription is required to communicate with other members.[8] According to an April 2016 survey, ChristianMingle had the highest proportion of women users (58.6%) among a number of top dating apps.[9]

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