The review of the Big Church Christian dating service is below.
Category Reviewed: Christian Dating
Updated: June 2011
Membership Types: Free (Standard) & Paid (Gold & Silver)
Target Groups: Heterosexual
(While the site is focused on heterosexual relationships, there are a small number of gays and lesbians looking for a romantic partner.)
- Highly focused site for those with a Christian perspective.
- Over 300,000 members. The US has the highest number of members with just over 200,000, followed by Mexico (approx. 40,000), and Brazil (24,000). Canada has approx. 16,000 members.
- 505 members were online, 51 were in the chat rooms & 11 were on IM when we checked.
- You can search for those interested in dating, marriage, a serious relationship, or friendship as well as those interested in bible study or prayer partners.
- You can chat for free in one of the 7 geographical or topical chat rooms. There are even rooms where you can speak in Spanish, Portuguese or Tagalog!
- You can chat for free on Instant Messenger.
- Option to purchase credits to email members if you don’t want to purchase a monthly membership.
- Standard members can reply to emails. Standard members can email Silver/Gold members who have purchased a Standard Contact package.
- Standard (free) members have a limited ability to see the full profile of members.
- If you verify your information with ConfirmID, you’ll get 2 months of Silver membership. This was valid as of May 17, 2011.
- Sometimes a bonus month or two is offered with the purchase of a silver or gold membership. Read the requirements.
- Paid members can upgrade to allow Standard members to contact them.
- Free members that have popular profiles can earn access to more features. For instance, this may allow them to view more profiles and initiate a certain number of emails per day.
- Paid memberships (gold & silver) are cheaper if you buy a 3 month term versus by the month.
- Can view the site in English, Spanish, Portuguese, or Tagalog.
- Part of the FriendFinder network of dating sites.
* BigChurch defines members as those who have logged in within the past 2 years.