Faith Comes First: How to Choose the Best Religious Dating App for You

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Did you know that about three-quarters of Americans identify with the Christian faith? Protestants are a part of that category, making up a whopping 49% of the U.S. adult population.

Coming in second are Catholics at 23%. Mormons account for about 2%. And another 6% identifies as Jewish, Muslim, and other non-Christian faiths.

When you think about it like this, that’s a lot of the population. So if you’re a religious single trying to date, you have tons of options!

The problem is finding them. 

Luckily, dating apps are a huge, trending success (thanks to some of the OGs, eHarmony and Match!). But are you tired of swiping left and right, not finding someone who shares your religious beliefs?

If religion plays a large factor in your life, then it’s time to find the best dating app that caters to that. Here are some of our favorites!

Christian Dating

You’re in luck, Christian single. There are a plethora of Christian dating apps out there! The following stand out to us for various reasons.

Christian Mingle

This God-centered dating app is one of the most well-known among Christians. Its site offers users a chance to explain their religious views in their profiles. This ensures you’re connecting with someone who shares the same commitment! 

Christian Café

This service knows the importance of religion.

This is a Christian-owned site that’s been in operation since 1999. Their site boasts over 25,000 marriages and over 3,000 happy-couple testimonials. It also offers a 10-day free trial run!

LoveAndSeek

No, not “Hide and Seek.” There’s no hiding here. With hundreds of thousands of singles on their site, you’re able to view tons of eligible spouses.

Christian Connection

This site is making waves in the world, even in the UK. It got voted a “Daters’ Favourite Site” in years ’15, ’16, and ’17 by the UK Dating Awards. 

Thousands of Christians have formed amazing relationships and friendships with this dating service. Their website offers many testimonials to prove it! See for yourself why this service is an award-winner.

Catholic Dating

The options are just as aplenty for Catholic singles. Here are some of the most popular Catholic dating apps out there today.

Catholic Singles

This online dating service has been in operation since 1997. Anyone can browse for free, getting an idea for what the site offers. When you see something (or someone!) you like, you can opt for a membership plan.

CatholicMatch

This site boasts “faith-focused dating” for Catholics.

And it’s the largest Catholic dating site in the world! Their service has the most active members out there. This gives users the most options of any other service for Catholics.

They are endorsed by many Catholic Leaders, many of whom have also used the site (much to their success!). Since its origin in 1999, many have found a spouse through their religious foundation.

As any good dating site should have, there are many testimonials and success stories for you to read. This is one sign of a good dating service.

Non-Christian Faith Dating

Did you know that Mormons are among the most religious of the major religious groups in the United States? At least 67% are involved in their congregation on a regular basis. And 55% say living a very religious life is among their important life goals.

So let’s go through a few options for those of non-Christian faith!

LDSPlanet for Mormon Faith

This site has about 500,000 users, giving single Mormons plenty of options for finding love. Church of the Latter Day Saints members have an inexpensive place to make connections with those of the same faith. Members range in age from eighteen to 40s and 50s!

JDate or JSwipe for Jewish Faith

JDate and JSwipe (owned by the former) are perfect options for those of the Jewish faith. Whether you’re looking for something serious, or more of a “fling,” these apps have you covered.

JDate has over 500,000 singles waiting to mingle! Since 1997, this service has helped create hundreds of thousands of relationships. It’s been responsible for more Jewish marriages than all other dating sites — combined!

JSwipe, voted the #1 Jewish dating app, caters (perhaps by accident) to the younger crowd. 90% of its 300,000 users are millennials. However, the fastest demographic is 35 and up!

In a few short years, JSwipe has popped up in over 70 countries, becoming a huge staple for Jewish singles.

Muslima or Minder for Muslim Faith

Muslima has 4.5 million Muslim members worldwide! The Islamic matrimonial site has the largest database of users, a.k.a. tons of options. It operates in countries from the U.S. to Europe, Asia, and beyond.

Minder is kinda what it sounds like! A sort of Tinder for Muslims. Its site says it’s as simple as “Swipe. Match. Marry.”! 

Much like Tinder, you upload a selfie and offer a general GPS location. From there, you get to view the plethora of profiles. Swipe right if you’re interested and left if you’re not. If two people swipe right, they become a “match” and can begin communicating.

This is a great service for Muslims, as it has over 350,000 users and over 100,000 matches made.

How Do You Determine the Best Dating App for You?

You may not like the first app you download. Or the first date you go on. But that’s okay.

Keep trying, comparing, seeing what works best for you. As the popular dating app says, there’s “PlentyOfFish” in the sea — and that applies to dating apps as well as people.

Consider an app’s cost, accessibility, demographics. Try multiple at a time. Give yourself options — and enjoy the ride! If all else fails, you can use a standard dating service and filter your results.

Once you find the best dating app for your faith, it’s time to go on a date. And what better place than church? 

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