ChristianCafe is rated five stars for:
Search Selection - ChristianCafe® claims to have over 100,000 single Christian members in a database comprised of vertually every age group and Christian denomination throughout the English speaking world, the majority being in the US and Canada.
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Privacy/Safety - ChristianCafe gets high marks for privacy of customer information and also the reliability of anonymous e-mail forwarding, (Instant Messaging and chat are not considered here since we recommend not relying on chat or IM to find a mate. A prayerful and careful, detailed search is best. Please see further comments below.)
Christian Content - ChristianCafe has a high number of quality Christian profiles with photos, posted prayers, Christian links, Christ-like, cheerful and prompt customer service help. Please see further comments below.
Website Speed - Please see further comments below.
Search Options - If you've got the time, a very detailed search can be conducted fairly quickly and easily at ChristianCafe, and the comprehensive FAQ training instructions on how to use the website can't be beat! Please see further comments below.
Launched in 1999, ChristianCafe.com is one of the most well organized, easy to use (or easy to learn to use) websites for single Christians. The founder, Sam, is a Christian with an MBA from the Canadian equivalent of Harvard. He is driven toward excellence. He guides his Christian family of employees to be Christ-like and strive for excellence in all they do in service to Christian singles. Admittedly not all of the 100,000+ members are “active” all the time. However, based on the searches we conducted over a one month period, when it comes to Search Options and Search Selection, ChristianCafe.com is unmatched by any other Christian-owned singles site except perhaps SingleC.com which is smaller. You get a FREE 10 day trial just for posting a photo on your profile and also 5 days additional for every friend you refer. Click to visit ChristianCafe for a FREE trial membership. Or read more detailes below.
Unlike some websites who make you pay to email members, the FREE trial membership really is “a FREE chance to try everything with no restrictions placed on trial members."
There are technically about four good ways for you to meet Christian singles at ChristianCafe: Browse, Search Engine, Today's New Profiles, and Who's Online.
Database size is often most important, and certainly the larger the database, the greater the selection of single Christians for you to meet. Hold on a minute though, there is one other important qualifier. Are the members “active” members? Do many of them just show up once, create a profile, and passively wait until “a fish takes the bait” and writes to them? ChristianCafe.com answers this question for you by posting the last date that the person logged-in to visit the site. As you browse through or search the profiles, pay close attention to “Last On (EST)” in the upper right corner of each profile.
Also pay close attention to another helpful search feature at ChristianCafe. Let’s say you entered a search based on gender, age, location, hobbies, and you only want to see profiles with photos. On the left column of the list of profiles will be a percentage figure. 100% means all your search criteria are contained in this profile. Website Speed: Depending on how detailed or “picky” your search results may show profiles that only meet 90% of your requirements. Also, a very detailed or “picky” search of profiles that meet say 6 to 10 requirements is going to take longer for the system to process. So be patient. Or choose an off-peak time when there are fewer other people searching. The good thing is that out of say 100,000 profiles the system shows you only the top 300 to 400 profiles that meet your search criteria. This refinement of search results will save you a lot of time and helps you get more out of Christian Internet Dating.
It takes quite a bit of concentration to read through lots of profiles. Interruptions are often unwelcome. So, unless you don’t mind being interrupted by an instant message screen popping up while you are trying to concentrate, turn off instant messaging. However, some people are just so friendly that they don’t mind stopping their search for a moment to say “Hi” to someone who is online at the same time. Besides, God may just do a miracle and let your future soul mate IM you. From an efficiency point of view, though, it is more communicative to use e-mail to respond or reply to people who interest you. Later on you could set up a time to meet them in the chat room for a spontaneous chat. In helping several singles over the years we have found that people like email the best because they can put some thought (and prayer) into their messages. There’s nothing wrong with using the IM or chat system as well, if that’s your style. God is so awesome in the way He has create such diversity among His unique, fearfully and wonderfully made, daughters and sons in Christ!
HERE IS WHAT THEY SAY: “ChristianCafe.com is a member-supported service. New members are required to fill in a questionnaire in order to gain access to the system. All members receive 7 FREE days for logging a profile, plus 3 days for posting photos and 5 days per referral. If you decide to become a paying member, you will receive all FREE days remaining, in addition to the time for which you paid. Please note that there is NO OBLIGATION to join after your free trial - it will be entirely up to you!”
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