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Compare: ChristianMingle.com vs. CatholicMatch.com

Cost:

 

ChristianMingle.com    1 month $29.99   3 months $18.99/mo   6 months $13.99/mo

 

CatholicMatch.com      1 month $29.99  3 months $19.98/mo   6 months  $12.49/mo

 

Catholic Friendly

 

ChristianMingle.com: Provides a service for singles of the Christian faith. Most if not all of the content on the site is provided from a decidedly Protestant viewpoint. All of the Scripture references are from the King James Version or other Protestant translations. Provides content and features from sites like Believe.com and Faith.com which are either Protestant or a more generic spirituality. Some of the content displayed on the site as well as photos in profiles may offend Catholic sensibilities.

 

CatholicMatch.com: Caters to the specific needs of single Catholics and recognizes the authority of Catholic teaching. The site offers a variety of Catholic content and strives to provide a comfortable Catholic online environment.

 

Faith-based profile

 

ChristianMingle.com: Provides three fields that are faith related in the profile. 1. Church I was raised in, 2. Church I attend now, 3. Church attendance. The profile does not indicate specific religious beliefs, depth of spirituality or particular interests in ones faith. There are no Catholic specific questions in the profile.

CatholicMatch.com: Profiles includes multiple questions about a users faith. The site also provides places for users to share their Catholic favorites, such as saints, medals, icons, shrines and more.

Catholic dating resources

 

ChristianMingle.com: Does not provides any dating or relationship resources on the site. There are some faith resources mainly provided by outside sites. There are no specific Catholic dating resources.

 

CatholicMatch.com: Resources on the CatholicMatch blog have been available for many years and they recently expanded their content efforts by launching the CatholicMatch Institute for Dating and Marriage. The Institute for dating and marriage provides many resources that are important to single Catholics.

Activities for Catholics

 

ChristianMingle.com: Provides an event listing page.

 

CatholicMatch.com: Provides space and tools on its website in order for members to organize and host events in the United States and internationally. Many of the events are weekend long activities but members can participate either fully or partially depending on their schedules. The events vary in nature but most contain some faith aspect such as prayer, Mass or visits to churches and shrines. Events have been held all over the United State and also in places such a England, Rome and Ireland.

 

Support Catholic Organizations

 

ChristianMingle.com: No information was available on the website to indicate support for Catholic organizations.

 

CatholicMatch.com: Supports many Catholic organizations in a variety of ways. They sponsor dozens of Catholic events throughout the year, purchase advertising from many private and Church sponsored groups as well as sponsoring thousands of parishes across the country through Church bulletins. Additionally CatholicMatch has made significant investments in content and the new Institute for dating in marriage which strives to combat the declining marriage rate problem.

 

Community

 

ChristinaMingle.com: Provides a community tab with chat room, message board and whos online features.

 

CatholicMatch.com: Encourages the community aspect for singles through a variety of features including message forums, chat room, event planning and topic discusions through the CatholicMatch Institute.

Customer Service

 

ChristianMingle.com: Provides a help section where the customer can email through the site, call a phone number or search their help topics.

CatholicMatch.com: Provides and online customer service ticket system, a community help discussion room, FAQ Knowlege base and a phone number. Subscribers receive 24 hour turnaround priority support.