Although we have already talked about the best Christian dating sites in an article before, I would really like to break down the top two in more detail. In this article you will find out whether or not you should go with eHarmony vs Christian mingle in order to meet your potential match. Since these two websites are the top destinations for Christian singles to meet, it feels about time that I put together the full comparison.
eHarmony vs Christian Mingle: Size of the two dating sites
Overall the eHarmony site is much much larger than Christian mingle in terms of number of members. That does not necessarily mean that it has a larger number of Christian members that are looking for Christian partners. And overall when comparing the two that is the most important thing that matters especially for the sake of this article.
It is impossible to tell how many Christian members eHarmony has because they do not release that information. So most of this information is purely from personal experience.
I have seen much more Christian matches on eHarmony overall when compared to Christian mingle. I am not sure if this is due to the overwhelming size of the community on eHarmony or if it is due to their 29 features of compatibility algorithm. whatever the case may be, I have encountered more compatible partners as well as higher-quality ones on eHarmony vs Christian mingle.
One possible downfall is that you might have people reaching out to you on the harmony that are not Christian. I would also probably guess that there could be non-Christians pretending to be Christians on the harmony. I doubt that you would find that very often on Christian mingle.
Some stats that might help you decide which dating site is better for you. It is said that 5% of all marriages that have occurred in the United States began on eHarmony. On the other hand there was a survey that shows that approximately 29% of Christian marriages began on Christian mingle. I can’t vouch for how reliable the survey is though.
eHarmony vs Christian Mingle: Control over the website
If control over the website is what you are looking for, Christian mingle is the better option for you. With eHarmony your features on the website are fairly limited. After filling out the initial set up, personality questions, that you are looking for a Christian and basic profile information, the algorithm goes to work for you in trying to find your perfect match. It is basically out of your hands after this point.
Although the algorithm does a fantastic job at finding other Christians for you, there’s not too much digging you can do compared to other dating websites. Also the five or so matches that you will receive a day on the harmony might be sufficient for some people, other people want more control, and more matches.
This is where Christian mingle does a better job. You have complete control over your profile and you can search for and find matches based off of criteria that you filter for. In this regard it is kind of fun if you like doing the work for yourself.
eHarmony vs Christian Mingle: site navigation and learning curve
this award has to be given to eHarmony to to is very simplistic and dutiful design. One of the things that comes along with having a few options is that there is not that much clutter in the way. Not to say that Christian mingle is a very cluttered site, it’s just that eHarmony has had years to perfect the design and layout of their site, and it shows.
I can tell you that even the most least tech savvy of people will have no problem getting started with eHarmony. The learning curve for Christian mingle is definitely a little bit longer but should not take you more than a day to fully adapt yourself to all of the options. Overall the Christian mingle site is much more appealing ever since it underwent a complete redesign in 2016.
eHarmony vs Christian Mingle: The sign up process
The sign up for Christian mingle is quite easy. It should not take you more than 10 or 15 min. and some basic information in order to get started. you will need to answer questions about your religious practices as well as your faith. You will be asked how frequently you attend church as well as other religious habits.
signing up with the harmony definitely takes a lot longer than it does with Christian mingle. This is because you need to go through the full personality test as well as build your complete profile in order for the 29 features of compatibility algorithm to work correctly. You will have to answer approximately 258 questions in order to fully complete your profile. This ranges from relationship goals, partner preferences and much more. This is not something that you can skip out on and it is very important for you to find a perfect match.
eHarmony vs Christian Mingle: prices
eHarmony definitely charges a premium due to the fact that they are an industry leader with one of the biggest member bases. Here are the price options for eHarmony also they are subject to change.
- $59.95 for a one-month membership
- $119.85 for a three month membership
- $179.40 for a six month membership
- $239.40 for a 12 month membership
The Christian mingle prices are much more affordable in comparison:
- $29.99 for a one-month membership
- $56.97 for a three month membership
- $83.94 for a six month membership
- Currently there is no 12 month membership available for Christian mingle
Conclusion on eHarmony vs Christian Mingle
Will there you have it ladies and gentlemen everything that you will need to know in order to make the best decision for which dating site it is better for you, eHarmony or Christian mingle.
eHarmony definitely has a larger user base and in my experience I found higher quality Christian matches compared to Christian mingle. It depends on whether or not you like to search for the match your self or have the eHarmony algorithm do all the work while you sit back and let the matches come to you. either way, if you are a Christian but is looking for a compatible partner, I can that you you will enjoy the experience of both of these dating websites! let me know in the comments if you have any other questions and I will get back to you as soon as I can 🙂