Which of these three Christian dating websites has the edge?
I will be comparing Christian mingle vs eHarmony vs Christian cafe on five essential criteria to see which is better.
By the end of the article, you will have a clear idea about which one is best for you. Let’s start comparing them!
Although we have already talked about the best Christian dating sites in an article before, I would like to break down the top three in more detail.
In this article you will find out whether or not you should go with eHarmony, Christian mingle or Christian Cafe to meet your potential match.
Since these three websites are the top destinations for Christian singles to meet, it feels about time that I put together the full comparison.
This award has to be given to eHarmony because it has a very simplistic and beautiful design. One of the things that come along with having a few options is that there is not that much clutter in the way.
Not to say that Christian mingle or Christian Cafe have a very cluttered site, it’s just that eHarmony has had years to perfect the design and layout of their website, and it shows. But don’t take my word for it, check out the design here.
I can tell you that even the least tech-savvy of people will have no problem getting started with eHarmony.
The learning curve for Christian mingle is 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. You can check out the complete redesign here.
Christian Cafe, on the other hand, has also been making some significant changes to their design and navigation recently. It has a smooth brown color design (naturally coffee) that I like. It looks great both on the mobile platform as well as on the desktop version. Check out their current design here.
The overall winner for the site design and navigation:
eHarmony with second place being Christian Cafe.
eHarmony vs Christian Mingle vs Christian Cafe: Size of the three dating sites
Overall the eHarmony site is much much more significant than both Christian Cafe, and Christian mingle regarding the number of members. That does not necessarily mean that it has a more significant number of Christian members that are looking for Christian partners.
And overall when comparing the three, the number of users is the most important thing that matters primarily 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 or Christian Cafe. 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 compared to Christian mingle and Christian Cafe.
One possible downfall is that you might have people reaching out to you on the harmony that is not Christian. I would also probably guess that there could be non-Christians pretending to be Christians on the eHarmony.
I doubt that you would find that very often on Christian mingle or Christian Cafe.
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 and over 25,000 marriages on Christian Cafe. I can’t vouch for how reliable the survey is though.
The winner for the overall size of the dating network:
eHarmony vs Christian Mingle: Control over the website
If control over the site is what you are looking for, Christian mingle, and Christian Cafe is the better options for you. With eHarmony your features on the website are relatively limited.
After filling out the initial set up, personality questions, that you are looking for Christian and necessary 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, and Christian Cafe 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 fun if you like doing the work for yourself.
Both Christian mingle as well as Christian Cafe let you search and filter through their member base with ease.
Between Christian mingle and Christian Cafe, I feel like Christian Café has the edge on the number of features that are available to the user.
This is especially true with Christian Cafes advanced search option that lets you filter through the matches by church involvement, denominations level of faith and much more.
The best part is that Christian Cafe offers a 10-day free trial as well to test out their service.
Winner for the level of control on the website:
eHarmony vs Christian Mingle vs Christian Cafe: 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 necessary information 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 takes to sign up with Christian mingle or Christian Cafe combined.
This is because you need to go through the full personality test as well as build your complete profile for the 29 features of compatibility algorithm to work correctly.
You will have to answer approximately 258 questions to fully complete your profile. This ranges from relationship goals, partner preferences and much more. Sign up here to see the process yourself.
This is not something that you can skip out on, and it is essential for you to find a perfect match.
Christian Cafe has a super simple sign-up process and within 5 min. You will be up and running browsing through potential matches on their platform.
All you need is a valid e-mail address, your birthday and some simple questions such as your marital status if you have children, level of faith and lifestyle.
There are more questions that you can answer to fill out your profile adequately, but those do not need to be done until later. You can receive a 10-day free trial as well.
Christian mingle also has one of the most natural processes to sign up. The process is very similar to Christian Cafe in this regard. Within minutes you can be up and running searching for your perfect match on their site.
Winner for the use of sign up:
Prices for each of these Christian dating websites
Here are the price options for eHarmony also they are subject to change.
- $98.85 for a three-month membership
- $83.70 for a six-month membership
- $95.40 for a 12-month membership
- Prices can change from time to time, check the current price here
The Christian mingle prices are a little more pricey.
- $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
- Prices can change from time to time, check the current price here
here the prices for Christian Cafe:
- $8.33 per month for a 12-month subscription ($99.96)
- $13.33 per month for a six-month subscription
- $39.95 per month for a one-month subscription
- Access to the 10-day free trial
Winner for the overall cheapest price:
eHarmony vs Christian Mingle – And the winner is…
Will there you have it, ladies and gentlemen, everything that you will need to know to make the best decision for which dating site it is better for you, eHarmony or Christian mingle or Christian Cafe.
eHarmony has a broader user base, and in my experience, I found higher quality Christian matches overall, Making it the number one Christian dating site online. I still think Christian Cafe is a great option as well could be a great option and is continually improving. Christian mingle left me with a feeling of wanting more overall and comes in third place in this comparison.
- Check out eHarmony here
- Check out Christian Cafe 10 day free trial here
- Check out Christian mingle here
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 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 🙂