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Good dating websites for Orthodox Christians

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Anyone have any recommendations? Though dating fellow Orthodox would be ideal, I am open to dating other Christians, so it does not have to specifically be an Orthodox site. Theoretically, it doesn't even have to be specifically a Christian site, though I would think it would be advisable.
 

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I tried eligiblegreeks.com for 3 months.  I walked away empty-handed.  :(

I think someone posted an Orthodox dating site on the singles thread in Orthodox Family Forum.
 

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SolEX01 said:
I think someone posted an Orthodox dating site on the singles thread in Orthodox Family Forum.
Glad I don't have deja vu for no reason.  :laugh:

I think you're referring to this post...
http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,28701.msg1581557.html#msg1581557
 

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Ainnir said:
SolEX01 said:
I think someone posted an Orthodox dating site on the singles thread in Orthodox Family Forum.
Glad I don't have deja vu for no reason.  :laugh:

I think you're referring to this post...
http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,28701.msg1581557.html#msg1581557
Thank you for identifying the link.  ;)
 

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OK, so I'm on orthodoxandsingle.com now, but apparently you have to pay for a premium membership to be able to directly message other members...which is frustrating enough that I'm barely willing to give the site much of a chance. That seems to almost defeat the point of a dating site. Maybe I will investigate it a little more, but that just seems ridiculous.
 

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Story said:
OK, so I'm on orthodoxandsingle.com now, but apparently you have to pay for a premium membership to be able to directly message other members...which is frustrating enough that I'm barely willing to give the site much of a chance. That seems to almost defeat the point of a dating site. Maybe I will investigate it a little more, but that just seems ridiculous.
Probably don't have enough traffic to make sufficient revenue off ads, so they have to rely on (hope on?) a membership system to pay the bills?
 

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Story said:
OK, so I'm on orthodoxandsingle.com now, but apparently you have to pay for a premium membership to be able to directly message other members...which is frustrating enough that I'm barely willing to give the site much of a chance. That seems to almost defeat the point of a dating site. Maybe I will investigate it a little more, but that just seems ridiculous.
Add to that the fact they encourage people to involve their priest.  I think that may turn some away. I think it would also be something the priest might be uncomfortable being involved with.
 

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Story said:
OK, so I'm on orthodoxandsingle.com now, but apparently you have to pay for a premium membership to be able to directly message other members...which is frustrating enough that I'm barely willing to give the site much of a chance. That seems to almost defeat the point of a dating site. Maybe I will investigate it a little more, but that just seems ridiculous.
Maybe there is a possibility to send some way to contact via gifts or one message daily or something like these? (from my experience from Polish dating websites)
 

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There's the Facebook page - Orthodox Christian Singles... that has recently produced two actual engagements.  Give them a try.
 

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Well...I went ahead and bought a subscription to OrthodoxAndSingle since it's relatively cheap and I can afford it. I wonder how this will go.

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There's the Facebook page - Orthodox Christian Singles... that has recently produced two actual engagements.  Give them a try.
I appreciate the suggestion, but I try to avoid Facebook whenever possible.
 

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May God guide your search.
 

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There's the Facebook page - Orthodox Christian Singles... that has recently produced two actual engagements. Give them a try.
There have now been actual marriages that have taken place between people who have met on this FB Page. Glory be to God!!!
 

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I'll be sure to check that out, if it still is a viable resource. Is Christian Mingle or eHarmony a better resource for an Orthodox Christian? I'm asking because Christian Mingle is specifically targeted towards Christians, but eHarmony accounts for 4% of all of US marriages, yet only has a 3.86% divorce rate on all marriages that have happened through the website.
 

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I'll be sure to check that out, if it still is a viable resource. Is Christian Mingle or eHarmony a better resource for an Orthodox Christian? I'm asking because Christian Mingle is specifically targeted towards Christians, but eHarmony accounts for 4% of all of US marriages, yet only has a 3.86% divorce rate on all marriages that have happened through the website.
Back when I was marriage-minded.... decades ago, I tried eHarmony. I was painfully honest in my profile, so that they would be best able to match me with someone compatible. Of the millions of men in their database, the result was "0". They were not able to find me a match. It was the writing on the wall...
 

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Saw a program on television that stated the analysis on certain sites were not up to a credible scientific standards. The program said there was no scientific evidence to back up claims.
 

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I recently joined Orthodox and Single, met someone, who ended up asking me for money. I didn't give him any, but he was definitely a scammer. Now I feel discouraged.
 

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I recently joined Orthodox and Single, met someone, who ended up asking me for money. I didn't give him any, but he was definitely a scammer. Now I feel discouraged.
Sorry to hear that.
 

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I recently joined Orthodox and Single, met someone, who ended up asking me for money. I didn't give him any, but he was definitely a scammer. Now I feel discouraged.
That happens on every single online dating platform.
 

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Sounds like a good reason to stay away from them...
 

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Now, there aren't that many viable options, at least not until wide-spread quarantine/social distancing measures end. If I don't find someone online, I'll also look through my parish and perhaps go to the 2021 or '22 St. Herman's Conference.
 

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I found a Facebook group called Young Orthodox Christian Singles. Granted, a lot of the people are from places that are far away, but it is interesting to talk to the people there and see what they have to say. Send a request to join the group (You have to pass a screening test to see that you are between 18 and 35 years old and an adherent of a canonical Orthodox jurisdiction (or potential convert)), and hopefully you get approved. DM a woman (or man, if you are female), and see how it goes from there.
 

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I found a Facebook group called Young Orthodox Christian Singles. Granted, a lot of the people are from places that are far away, but it is interesting to talk to the people there and see what they have to say. Send a request to join the group (You have to pass a screening test to see that you are between 18 and 35 years old and an adherent of a canonical Orthodox jurisdiction (or potential convert)), and hopefully you get approved. DM a woman (or man, if you are female), and see how it goes from there.
I think that's a group my friend (Polish Orthodox living in Poland) has joined some tiem ago. He says it's ncei jstu a disadvantage that most of members are males.
 
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