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No. 0     Original Topic:  Christian Mingle Begins to Implode - MC may benefit...   
By:  Stormchaser   Gender: M   Age: 62   on  Dec 20, 2015 at 10:24 PM   Viewed 7058 times     
Christian Mingle (CM) just did a major change-up of their software. Some of it is pretty cool (IMHO) but they eliminated one important feature that many people liked - their social forums.

The CM Facebook group that I am on is VERY unhappy about this, and many are swearing to give up CM totally.

I think it may be possible that MC may benefit with the addition of some of these disgruntled CM'ers. Possibly not, but we'll see.
No. 1     Reply: Re: Christian Mingle Begins to Implode - MC may benefit...   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 101   on  Dec 20, 2015 at 11:16 PM     
I am only one opinion, but I never cared for the forums whatsoever at CM, and rarely ventured in. No big loss for me.

Otherwise, I find the new format of the site very difficult to navigate. It is something that is going to have to grow on me before I can say I like the new changes.

Although the old format had issues, it was much better than the new format.
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By:  Stormchaser   Gender: M   Age: 62   on  Dec 20, 2015 at 11:25 PM     
True enough, Darrell. The photo feature is unresponsive. When I attempt to edit, it takes me to a blank page. Guess they still have some bugs to work out. Probably rushed the new format to have it out by Christmas.
No. 3     Reply: Re: Christian Mingle Begins to Implode - MC may benefit...   
By:  jimmylynn   Gender: M   Age: 70   on  Dec 20, 2015 at 11:29 PM     
I am a member of christianMingle but do not use it much.

also christiancafe and singlechristiannetwork.

I do not like or understand the new format.

maybe I am a life member.

I pretty much nearly stopped using CM when they eliminated birthday search.

their local match feature is about the only thing I could praise them for.

never used their forum.

so it can go away.

blessings. Jim

No. 4     Reply: Re: Christian Mingle Begins to Implode - MC may benefit...   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 49   on  Dec 21, 2015 at 7:51 AM     
Oh bummer, I was just considering finally joining "for the forums" and now they are eliminated? Well let me know when they bring them back, Storm.

As far as MC, there are other Christian dating sites with free forums that I was told about (and have been meaning to join, but haven't yet). It could benefit these sites.

Yet, not to be a pessimist...everyone on their best behavior now. :-p

No. 5     Reply: Re: Christian Mingle Begins to Implode - MC may benefit...   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Dec 21, 2015 at 9:19 AM     
So they got rid of their forums?

Interesting.

Doesn't surprise me though.

I met a lot of people there through the forums.

I haven't been there for years having been kicked out of them due to 2 people who complained, both were a couple, and both troublemakers.

"Christian Mingle" is not owned nor run by Christians incidentally.

It's run my Mormons and Jews by a company called, "Sparks Networks".

One of the websites they own is,

LDS stands for "Latter Day Saints".

That's Mormon folks.

Here's another one they own:



And this one too:



Also this one:



They have a whole slew of dating sites they own and operate catering to certain market niches. http://www.spark.net/our-portfolio/portfolio-overview/

I saved a number of advertisements from Christian Mingle from years ago that proves how sordid their management is.

If I were to post those same photos here that they had used in their advertising many would be shocked!

I had stumbled on the ads they were using on another, "dating" site.
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By:  Grace595   Gender: F   Age: 55   on  Dec 21, 2015 at 9:49 AM     
That is good info, Bullfighter. They are, obviously, people who know how to put out a website and are in it for the reward, not necessarily helping others. However, if they are any good at this, the site may make it...
No. 7     Reply: Re: Christian Mingle Begins to Implode - MC may benefit...   
By:  crayons   Gender: M   Age: 59   on  Dec 21, 2015 at 10:09 AM     
CINO sites, Christian in name only.
No. 8     Reply: Christian Mingle Begins to Implode   
By:  Grace595   Gender: F   Age: 55   on  Dec 21, 2015 at 10:22 AM     
My partner and I have a website, but are not sure whether to keep it up or not since it is costing us and has not been as active as we had hoped. There are so many sites on the internet nowadays, it is like this for just about anyone who is not Facebook.

We began on truther sites about 3 1/2 years ago which do not live up to our standards, so we created our own, hoping to attract members who would appreciate a cleaner forum. It seems too many people like the emotional hype created on other sites and/or the allowance of nudity, etc. It is phpFox, so is very different than what we have here, but is also what I am used to.

The site is principledhumanity.net. Anyone have any ideas? We are about at our end, unless something changes.
No. 9     Reply: Re: Christian Mingle Begins to Implode - MC may benefit...   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 49   on  Dec 21, 2015 at 11:30 AM     
Grace, I think it's rather difficult attracting folks to contribute to sites and if a business most businesses take three years to get off the ground.

You asked for suggestions...

On your site, it appears you have 91 members...that is a start.

I am making it clickable here:

http://www.principledhumanity.net

In suggestion, I personally think the name (principledhumanity) sounds rather secular (as a Christian, a site by that name would not likely draw interest from me).

I have a question off-topic that I hope you do not take offense to, but I notice in a couple of places you say you have a "partner." If you do not want to answer, I understand, but what does that mean?

Best wishes for you and your partners site shared here (I like the topic on Daniel I read).

God Bless!

No. 10     Reply: Re: Christian Mingle Begins to Implode - MC may benefit...   
By:  Stormchaser   Gender: M   Age: 62   on  Dec 21, 2015 at 12:45 PM     
It is well known among the Christian singles of CM that CM is owned by a secular organization that has many other single sites not Christo-centric, but they have put up with it as CM offered many features, which now have been curtailed somewhat, and a large database of members.

My guess would be that CM will bring back the forums, if not currently working on it, then from the consequent loss of paid membership to reaction of the loss of the forums, but we will see.

As an aside, CM has its own share of Christian wannabies, just like MC, who name the Name, but do not life the life and follow the Truth.
No. 11     Reply: Re: Re: Christian Mingle Begins to Implode - MC may benefit...   
By:  Stormchaser   Gender: M   Age: 62   on  Dec 21, 2015 at 12:52 PM     
CAsandie wrote:

Grace, I think it's rather difficult attracting folks to contribute to sites and if a business most businesses take three years to get off the ground.

You asked for suggestions...

On your site, it appears you have 91 members...that is a start.

I am making it clickable here:

http://www.principledhumanity.net

In suggestion, I personally think the name (principledhumanity) sounds rather secular (as a Christian, a site by that name would not likely draw interest from me).



I agree that the name of the site needs work, but as far as most businesses needing 3 yrs to get off the ground, I think that is more of a truism for b&m businesses. Online businesses are often HUGELY successful within a very short amount of time, even a month or two, using successful social media concepts. Of course, many online businesses fail also from people who think they know that they are doing but don't.
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By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 101   on  Dec 21, 2015 at 1:42 PM     
Stormchaser wrote:

My guess would be that CM will bring back the forums, if not currently working on it, then from the consequent loss of paid membership to reaction of the loss of the forums, but we will see.



Many members of CM only paid $49 and became lifetime members. I am one of those charter members and have never had to pay a fee since.

And yes, it was known from the beginning that CM was not necessarily owned by Christians per se.
No. 13     Reply: Re: Christian Mingle Begins to Implode - MC may benefit...   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Dec 21, 2015 at 1:50 PM     
I'm a member of Catholic Singles.com although I have not been there for a very long time, so long infact that I would have to request a new password because I forgot what the old password is.
No. 14     Reply: Re: Christian Mingle Begins to Implode - MC may benefit...   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 49   on  Dec 21, 2015 at 2:00 PM     
I agree that the name of the site needs work, but as far as most businesses needing 3 yrs to get off the ground, I think that is more of a truism for b&m businesses. Online businesses are often HUGELY successful within a very short amount of time, even a month or two, using successful social media concepts. Of course, many online businesses fail also from people who think they know that they are doing but don't.


I've heard of online business successes in less than three years too, but on average even online it takes a long time. This site took a long time and even then when the new admin took it over, he found the need to take drastic action against the thousands (not hundreds, but thousands) of scammers on the site.

I've seen truly successful online business for the most part take years such as jibjab.com (my sister-in-law has been making family video cards for years using jibjab) now having commercials on TV.

Going back to mingles actually and Cafe ... they were as small as MC back when I joined MC, but now have television commercials.

I of course still don't feel that MLM is for me (and I personally don't advise others in this direction) if that alone is what you are throwing out there...more fail than succeed in MLM if taking an average.

I'm trying to be encouraging here, btw! (Rome wasn't built over night)!





No. 15     Reply: Re: Christian Mingle Begins to Implode - MC may benefit...   
By:  jadefox   Gender: F   Age: 56   on  Dec 21, 2015 at 2:28 PM     
I didn't care for it either. If that's true it's owned by LDS Inc, I like it even less.

No. 16     Reply: Re: Re: Christian Mingle Begins to Implode - MC may benefit...   
By:  Stormchaser   Gender: M   Age: 62   on  Dec 21, 2015 at 3:00 PM     
CAsandie wrote:



I of course still don't feel that MLM is for me (and I personally don't advise others in this direction) if that alone is what you are throwing out there...more fail than succeed in MLM if taking an average.

I'm trying to be encouraging here, btw! (Rome wasn't built over night)!




Who said anything about MLM? I was addressing how social media, done rightly, can make all the difference in an online (or even offline) business.
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By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Dec 21, 2015 at 3:01 PM     
jadefox wrote:

I didn't care for it either. If that's true it's owned by LDS Inc, I like it even less.



To give you a little more background on Christian Mingle.

It was from the very start developed by Mormons most of whom reside in Utah.

Years later they sold it to Sparks Networks. Most of which was owned by Jews. Those same Mormons still manage the Christian Mingle site to this day.
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By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Dec 21, 2015 at 3:04 PM     
Bullfighter279 wrote:

jadefox wrote:

I didn't care for it either. If that's true it's owned by LDS Inc, I like it even less.



To give you a little more background on Christian Mingle.

It was from the very start developed by Mormons most of whom reside in Utah.

Years later they sold it to Sparks Networks. Most of which was owned by Jews. Those same Mormons still manage the Christian Mingle site to this day.


But now WAIT, Mormon is NOT Christian, why would they want such a website?
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By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Dec 21, 2015 at 3:29 PM     
insular926 wrote:

Bullfighter279 wrote:

jadefox wrote:

I didn't care for it either. If that's true it's owned by LDS Inc, I like it even less.



To give you a little more background on Christian Mingle.

It was from the very start developed by Mormons most of whom reside in Utah.

Years later they sold it to Sparks Networks. Most of which was owned by Jews. Those same Mormons still manage the Christian Mingle site to this day.


But now WAIT, Mormon is NOT Christian, why would they want such a website?


$$$$$$$$$


Sparks Networks has office in 3 locations.

Hertzelia Pituach, Israel

(The Jew's location, I noticed they have since removed the photos of the upper Jewish ownership/Management Team from their website, likely for security reasons. They have tried to distance themselves from the public eye now for various reasons but make no mistake about it it is all still largely Jewish held and owned.)

Lehi, Utah (The Mormon's HQ location)

Christian Mingle is still largely run from this location by Mormons in Utah.

And now also:

Los Angeles, California

Here are their exact addresses from Spark's own website:

http://www.spark.net/contact-us-form/
No. 20     Reply: Re: Christian Mingle Begins to Implode - MC may benefit...   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Dec 21, 2015 at 3:42 PM     
Stock in Sparks Networks peaked at almost $9 per Share back in the Spring and Summer of 2013.

Now it is hovering at just under $4 per Share. Earlier this year it had dipped to under $3 per Share.

That's right from their website.

http://investor.spark.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=155314&p=irol-stockChart

5 Year Stock chart:



1 Year Stock Chart:

No. 21     Reply: Re: Christian Mingle Begins to Implode - MC may benefit...   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 49   on  Dec 21, 2015 at 9:23 PM     
BF -- interesting stuff!

I used to live in Lehi, Utah and our family were the only non-Mormons there.

It was a very small town back then (maybe a few thousand). We had a small farm. I loved living in Utah actually as for the hiking (I think I told you we found Indian Arrowheads and the water there comes from Glaciers right out of the tap)! Anyway -- off topic, but thanks for posting interesting stuff.

I imagine with the stock going down that they could be cutting costs or thinking the upgrades might produce gains in the long run. POF got rid of their forums because even though moderators volunteered, Marcus thought it a pain in the behind (ppl fighting, etc. and it was secular, so there was a lot of filth that he didn't care for). I asked him why and that was the answer he gave me anyway. He stated something about server outages and size as well (technical stuff).




No. 22     Reply: Re: Christian Mingle Begins to Implode - MC may benefit...   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Dec 21, 2015 at 11:35 PM     
There are a few Christian Mingle Facebook Alumni sites out there on Facebook. They are comprised of us former members who left Christian Mingle for whatever reason. Some because they got Married (If you got Married and Christian Mingle got wind of it they would kick you off the site and their forums too).

Some left because they grew to detest the way CM was managed and ran.

Others left because they got tired of what they saw on the forums.

Some left after getting booted for whatever, and sometimes stupid reasons.

A place for us to still stay and keep in touch. I belong to 2 of them.

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By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 49   on  Dec 21, 2015 at 11:56 PM     
Bullfighter279 wrote:

There are a few Christian Mingle Facebook Alumni sites out there on Facebook. They are comprised of us former members who left Christian Mingle for whatever reason. Some because they got Married (If you got Married and Christian Mingle got wind of it they would kick you off the site and their forums too).

Some left because they grew to detest the way CM was managed and ran.

Others left because they got tired of what they saw on the forums.

Some left after getting booted for whatever, and sometimes stupid reasons.

A place for us to still stay and keep in touch. I belong to 2 of them.



Yes, i think Storm or someone invited me to join a CM Alumni club on Facebook (but I didn't feel as if I should having never been a member of CM).
No. 24     Reply: Re: Christian Mingle Begins to Implode - MC may benefit...   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 101   on  Dec 22, 2015 at 1:51 AM     
I am not totally pleased with the CM site as far as site functionality, but I like meeting people from the site. I have not kept a log, but I know I have met and dated more Christian females from CM than any other such site. Way more locals on CM than any other "Christian" site I have ever frequented.

Although a serious relationship has not developed leading to marriage, I am still great friends to this day with local individuals met on CM years ago.

I would rank Christian Café as the next best "Christian" site I have frequented for meeting someone online to date.

Although not a "Christian" dating site, no other site beats the opportunities to meet others either for dating and/or for simply participating in like interests than Meetup.com.

And every body and their brother, well at least most every female tells me such, says if really serious about meeting someone online for a serious relationship leading to marriage, nothing beats eHarmony.

Having shared all the above, I personally fare best at meeting others for relationships via the more traditional means of the "face to face" world.
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By:  Stormchaser   Gender: M   Age: 62   on  Dec 22, 2015 at 10:23 AM     
Survivor698 wrote:

I am not totally pleased with the CM site as far as site functionality, but I like meeting people from the site. I have not kept a log, but I know I have met and dated more Christian females from CM than any other such site. Way more locals on CM than any other "Christian" site I have ever frequented.

Although a serious relationship has not developed leading to marriage, I am still great friends to this day with local individuals met on CM years ago.

I would rank Christian Café as the next best "Christian" site I have frequented for meeting someone online to date.

Although not a "Christian" dating site, no other site beats the opportunities to meet others either for dating and/or for simply participating in like interests than Meetup.com.

And every body and their brother, well at least most every female tells me such, says if really serious about meeting someone online for a serious relationship leading to marriage, nothing beats eHarmony.

Having shared all the above, I personally fare best at meeting others for relationships via the more traditional means of the "face to face" world.


I have never tried eHarmony but most everything I've heard as far as testimonies have been negative - not horror stories but just general unhappiness and dissatisfaction.

The best site I ever tried was the forerunner of Match.com. I do not remember if it had a different name (I think it did) but it was a great, free site. Once it went to a paid subscription, I abandoned it.

I've been on Christian Cafe only briefly. Wasn't impressed to go further but really, not enough experience with it to rate it.
No. 26     Reply: Re: Christian Mingle Begins to Implode - MC may benefit...   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 49   on  Dec 22, 2015 at 11:27 AM     
I joined Christian Cafe (years ago) for Deborah from MC (when we have others join, it gives ppl more time there or at least used to), but was only on the site for a week of free membership.

I did converse with 7 men who all seems perfectly wonderful, but I felt pressured to meet them and didn't feel I knew them enough (so I didn't meet them).

I find that is the problem with all dating sites (I consider MC a forum site as it is all I've used this site for all intent and purpose).

I was hoping that the forums at Mingle could help me to jump over the hurdle of not being able to meet with strangers (feeling they are strangers). I am impressed with the meetings I was told about and photos shared here by members of the Mingle gathering which included Christian fellowship and the availability of meeting female Sisters for platonic friendship as well.

Sad it ended and hope it returns.

All that said, I think the success or non-success on finding a martial match is truly on the individual. On Cafe, I was disgusted by seeing "separated" when I was on an alleged Christian site (they are still married and I feel responsible for adultery if still married and dating). It influenced me greatly in not meeting the men that I did converse with on CC (how do I know they were not just separated)? Creepy.

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By:  Grace595   Gender: F   Age: 55   on  Dec 22, 2015 at 11:37 AM     
I have never used the internet specifically to find a partner. However, it happened that I first met my partner on worldtruth.org which is a social network for truthers which gives us some common ground. After the Lord began to reveal him to me, I gave him a test for Empaths and the end result was very similar to my own. We began on line chat and, eventually, became best friends. After I moved to TX, we met face to face. I already knew this was where I was meant to be by the Holy Spirit and things took off from there. I do not, however, suggest this to just anyone. A personal friend of mine does not believe in meeting people on line because he has seen the horror stories for himself. I have proved to him that it is possible, on some level and I can guarantee that he checked this guy out long before we met and they had already become friends. And what I mean is a real background check done by someone who has access to things we don't. It's always good to have someone in your life who has your back.

That is just a little bit about me. As for eHarmony, I would like to say that I know someone who found their match and is happily married, finally settling down for good. Her sister-in-law, who was my boss, tried to get me to do the same, but searching for a partner was not for me. What happened to me was by the grace of God, not because either of us did anything to cause this to occur.

It will be interesting to see what all comes of CM in the end and if more members show up here. As for me, I came here on an invite to remain in communication with a new friend which was a good idea when we did not know one another outside of a first meet up at the store. It is a good way to get to know someone without giving out personal information.
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By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 101   on  Dec 22, 2015 at 7:29 PM     
Stormchaser wrote:

The best site I ever tried was the forerunner of Match.com. I do not remember if it had a different name (I think it did) but it was a great, free site. Once it went to a paid subscription, I abandoned it.


Although not a designated Christian site, I have enjoyed Match.com. I like the local "meet and greet" group events they host.

Of the non-Christian sites, Match is likely my favorite. But I never remain a long-term member there. Just now and then for a couple months at a time.

Winter time, when it is cold and snowy, seems to be the best time for any such online venue. People more apt to be "out and about" during warmer weather.
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By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 101   on  Dec 28, 2015 at 2:17 AM     
Prior to CM's new look and format, I could login anytime and there would be at least 30-60 local to fairly local gals in my age range online. Even in the middle of the night. With the new format I can now login and there be no one else online. Starting to feel like MC over there.
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By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 102   on  Jan 16, 2016 at 3:09 PM     
I am still not sure how I feel about CM's update.

I do miss the real-time interaction as far as being able to see you are online at the same time as another and privately communicate, but I seem to be getting considerably more contacts via the new format.

Possibly not being able to communicate real-time, forces the indirect communication that someone likely may not bother with unless there is a genuine interest.

I do believe that open forums with real-time communication attract more that are not seriously looking for a relationship than those that are. Most are simply "serial online daters" not serious about ever meeting face to face. Getting online and passing time on such a site has become their social outlet with no need and/or even a desire to ever actually meet.

Maybe kind of like I have heard Christian females state that social dances adequately fulfill their contact and intimacy desires with the opposite sex to were as they feel no need to enter a serious relationship. On the other hand though, I have met many at dances desperate for a serious relationship.

There may also be some correlation as to why the apparent greater success of relationship services that pre-screen and match participants versus simply allowing one to meet whomever they choose.
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By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 102   on  Jan 23, 2016 at 2:16 PM     
I keep getting invites to local "Eight For A Date" events. Seems there is something going on every night of the week. More often than not, it appears to simply be a group gathering at a restaurant. The ages range from 30s to into the 60s. Fairly diverse group.

In reality, there have been more than 8 attending most events, but lately they have become more rigid and holding to only 12. Makes it a little easier for people to get know each other.

I am on this evening's wait list for dinner at an Italian place in Detroit. I never seem to be able to schedule these far enough ahead. They are often filled by the time I login and see what is on the agenda. But there are regular cancellations right up to within an hour of the event.

Tomorrow afternoon they are attending the Detroit Auto Show as a group. They are still seeking participants for that, but I already have acquaintances coming in from out town for dinner, and then to discuss some business we are mutually involved with. I actually serve as this couple's mentor.
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By:  jadefox   Gender: F   Age: 56   on  Jan 23, 2016 at 2:27 PM     
I just unsubscribed from their mailing list. Too darn much spam, and they want you to pay for a subscription to access e-mails. No way am I going to do that!

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By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 49   on  Jan 23, 2016 at 2:29 PM     

The forums being removed from CM: it sure didn't benefit MC.





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By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 102   on  Jan 23, 2016 at 2:47 PM     
jadefox wrote:

I just unsubscribed from their mailing list. Too darn much spam, and they want you to pay for a subscription to access e-mails. No way am I going to do that!



I paid a one time fee to CM years ago for unlimited access, Have never had to pay again.
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By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Jan 23, 2016 at 4:39 PM     
CAsandie wrote:


The forums being removed from CM: it sure didn't benefit MC.







First of all, is it a free site and if it is, why would they remove the discussion forums?
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By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 102   on  Jan 23, 2016 at 5:06 PM     
insular926 wrote:

CAsandie wrote:


The forums being removed from CM: it sure didn't benefit MC.







First of all, is it a free site and if it is, why would they remove the discussion forums?



From its very beginning, CM has been a paid site if you desired to access all features.
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By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 102   on  Jan 30, 2016 at 7:04 PM     
Not to demean MC nor those of us who use it, but as far as dating websites, my experience has been that the more the site cost, the more serious the members are about finding a quality relationship. And in direct correlation, the "quality" of the individuals met has been much greater.
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By:  Stormchaser   Gender: M   Age: 62   on  Jan 30, 2016 at 7:44 PM     
Survivor698 wrote:

Not to demean MC nor those of us who use it, but as far as dating websites, my experience has been that the more the site cost, the more serious the members are about finding a quality relationship. And in direct correlation, the "quality" of the individuals met has been much greater.


I thought that also...until my own experience proved otherwise. It is a sad fact that the church-at-large is weak, under-powered, and pretty much corrupt. I am generalizing, of course, and there are strong local churches (though maybe not as strong as they think.

When it comes to paid Christian sites, well, my experience is mainly with CM, and CM has scammers on it. immature Christains, judgmental Christians, arrogant Christians, and the list goes on.

It also has some very good people on it, but again, in my own experience, a quality person of the opposite sex seems to be a rarity when it comes to actual romance.

My involvement with CM, which used to be daily, has shrunk to maybe once a week or so, as I've been distracted elsewhere. I personally find little value in it anymore for a number of reasons.
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By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 102   on  Jan 31, 2016 at 12:12 PM     
I doubt CM will fail over lack of the social forums, many of the most popular dating sites do not have such. But unless I am missing it somehow, I simply no longer see a feature that allows you to know who else is online at the same time as you. I think that was their most attractive feature, leading to messaging back and forth. Many getting on dating websites are looking to connect "face to face" quickly, not linger in a virtual reality.

Those I have met "face to face" on CM, often desired to meet that same day and/or at least by the weekend. I seem to be receiving more contacts with the new format, but timely communication is lacking.
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By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 102   on  Feb 6, 2016 at 11:07 AM     
Via Meetup.com, I just received an invite to an "Eight For A Date" event this evening that currently has 45 attending. It is a 3 hour free pool and appetizer gathering.

I doubt I will go. In less than an hour I am supposed to be at a 4 hour self-defense workshop to prepare for my next level belt. I am already really sore due to this past week's new techniques learned, doubt I will be able to walk after the workshop. LOL.

Speaking of Krav Maga classes, attendance to the facility has really exploded, with there now being more females regularly attending than males.
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By:  Stormchaser   Gender: M   Age: 62   on  Feb 6, 2016 at 4:13 PM     
Survivor698 wrote:



Speaking of Krav Maga classes, attendance to the facility has really exploded, with there now being more females regularly attending than males.


Not sure how much the events in Europe (Muslims raping European women) might have on such, but if not yet, my guess is that female interest in such classes may shoot up greatly as the European situation gets worse.
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By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 102   on  Feb 6, 2016 at 4:19 PM     
Stormchaser wrote:

Survivor698 wrote:



Speaking of Krav Maga classes, attendance to the facility has really exploded, with there now being more females regularly attending than males.


Not sure how much the events in Europe (Muslims raping European women) might have on such, but if not yet, my guess is that female interest in such classes may shoot up greatly as the European situation gets worse.


At my closest indoor shooting range/firearms dealer, females now makeup over 60% of the handgun sales and over 60% of new students in the firearms handling class and concealed carry classes.
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By:  Stormchaser   Gender: M   Age: 62   on  Feb 6, 2016 at 4:36 PM     
Survivor698 wrote:

Stormchaser wrote:

Survivor698 wrote:



Speaking of Krav Maga classes, attendance to the facility has really exploded, with there now being more females regularly attending than males.


Not sure how much the events in Europe (Muslims raping European women) might have on such, but if not yet, my guess is that female interest in such classes may shoot up greatly as the European situation gets worse.


At my closest indoor shooting range/firearms dealer, females now makeup over 60% of the handgun sales and over 60% of new students in the firearms handling class and concealed carry classes.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65QCHZDXKmA

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By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 102   on  Feb 6, 2016 at 10:52 PM     
There is a real-time profile browser on CM. I was overlooking it. As computer savvy as I am, I personally do not find the new format of CM "user friendly".
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By:  unspoiled   Gender: M   Age: 51   on  Feb 12, 2016 at 10:10 PM     
heavy jewish influence. go look up the people behind it along with the jewish networks that came before it...check on the master company, spark networks. it's all about the holy dollar, not actually about helping 'Christians' find a mate. it's a money-making operating first and foremost.


$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Ah, but I know the worldly ones think all of this is fine and we should give all we have to jews like we already are in our tax dollars going to israel so each new jewish wedded couple gets a free home. how nice. let them control banking and financial centers everywhere in the world to rule with an iron fist. all fine to the ignorant 'Christian'.
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By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 102   on  Feb 18, 2016 at 11:02 PM     
Today I stumbled on what is titled the "Top 10 Best Online Dating Sites of 2016". Christian Mingle ranks number four on the list and is toted as the largest pool of Christian singles in online dating.

A surprise to me was Match.com being at the bottom of the ten and that eHarmony is not on the list at all.

1. Elite Singles
2. Zoosk
3. Senior People Meet
4. Christian Mingle
5. OurTime
6. Black People Meet
7. JDate
8. Single Parent Meet
9. Professional Match
10. Match.com

I am not sure what the criteria was to make this list. It appears they have been publishing the list since 2009. I did find it "odd" that this was titled as a 2016 list, but date of publishing is August 2015.
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By:  crayons   Gender: M   Age: 60   on  Feb 18, 2016 at 11:16 PM     
does it matter? saints go where they feel comfortable n' can still say what they want and not git stalked; ya know it?
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By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 102   on  Feb 20, 2016 at 4:46 PM     
LOL. Earlier today I put myself on the waiting list for an "Eight for a Date" event this evening. Seems about all I ever do anymore is find myself on the waiting list for a cancellation or the event being opened up to more.

Just minutes ago I received a confirmed invite, but declined. The event is about an hour away, and with this late of notice I cannot get there in time.

I am on the wait list for a next Friday event. Will see how that pans out. It is a shooting range outing.
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By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 102   on  Feb 21, 2016 at 10:12 AM     
Survivor698 wrote:
Just minutes ago I received a confirmed invite, but declined. The event is about an hour away, and with this late of notice I cannot get there in time.


Before going to bed last night I received an invite to the next scheduled of this same event. I decided to RSVP immediately rather than wait until the day as I often do. It was already filled. The event is not until May 5th and there is already a waiting list.
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By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 102   on  Feb 26, 2016 at 9:08 AM     
Survivor698 wrote:
I am on the wait list for a next Friday event. Will see how that pans out. It is a shooting range outing.


LOL. Now I have cancelled out on another event after making the list. This event starts at 5 PM and that is too early for me today. My daughter called late last night and needs me to assist her with an issue, and I fear I will not be free before 5 PM.
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By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 102   on  May 25, 2016 at 6:42 PM     
Christian Mingle has this very popular "Secret Admirer" feature, were as you can secretly select someone you are interested in, and if by chance they have selected they are interested in you, it is then mutually displayed to both of you.

A mutual admirer has "popped" into my "secret admirer" window. I made the selection I am interested in her, and she has now since, or even prior to me, selected she is interested in me. She has also since sent me a couple messages that she recently moved into my area, with comments to not be a stranger if we happen to see each other around town.

It states in this gal's profile that she is "dating" someone met on CM, really, really, really likes him, and will not be responding to contacts. But she has responded to my contacts. Hmmm....

I am not sure when those comments popped into her profile. I am pretty sure they were not there when I clicked I was interested in her. Today I simply sent her a short message responding to her last message to me of which she hinted we meet at the local IMAX theater. My message simply states like "appears I have "snoozed" too long, wish you the best".
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By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 102   on  Jul 31, 2016 at 7:05 PM     
I arrived home this evening to find 8 contacts awaiting me on Christian Mingle.

But I am really no longer a frequenter of such sites. I do drop in to check messages, but rarely use them any longer to seek out someone. I find the more traditional face to face means to be of more success for me.
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By:  Stormchaser   Gender: M   Age: 63   on  Jul 31, 2016 at 8:00 PM     
I can't remember the last time I accessed my free account on Mingle. Probably never will again.
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By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Oct 12, 2017 at 5:24 PM     
ChristianMingle has changed again. I had not yet grown to like the last changes, and they already change again.

Although I do not like the recent changes either, I got 28 "new" contacts within 24 hours of the new format's initiation.
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By:  crayons   Gender: M   Age: 61   on  Oct 12, 2017 at 7:29 PM     
just turn of yer mailbox.
problem solved.
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By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Oct 12, 2017 at 10:30 PM     
crayons wrote:

just turn of yer mailbox.
problem solved.


Oh I am not complaining about the contacts. I simply do not care for the new layout of the website. I find it "cumbersome" to navigate and the pages too "busy".
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By:  Stormchaser   Gender: M   Age: 64   on  Oct 13, 2017 at 10:45 AM     
Over the last couple of years my attitude towards the (feminism) culture of Western women, and American women in particular, plus the feminism support system that the legal culture has morphed into, has pretty much destroyed any interest I might have had in such things. I haven't accessed my free account with CM for years, and doubt that I shall ever again.
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By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Oct 13, 2017 at 11:34 PM     
Stormchaser wrote:

Over the last couple of years my attitude towards the (feminism) culture of Western women, and American women in particular, plus the feminism support system that the legal culture has morphed into, has pretty much destroyed any interest I might have had in such things. I haven't accessed my free account with CM for years, and doubt that I shall ever again.


I no longer have the interest in "dating sites" per se that I once may have had. I have come to enjoy and prefer sites that host and/or provide the opportunity for local "socializing" as a group.
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By:  tominsd62   Gender: M   Age: 60   on  Oct 13, 2017 at 11:48 PM     
I had heard that there had been some date rapes and murders from those who had met on Christian Mingle.

Quote from Stormchaser: "Over the last couple of years my attitude towards the (feminism) culture of Western women, and American women in particular, plus the feminism support system that the legal culture has morphed into, has pretty much destroyed any interest I might have had in such things. I haven't accessed my free account with CM for years, and doubt that I shall ever again."

It's been quite a few years since I've been on any dating sites. I've never been on Christian Mingle, but I've been on others. I gave it up. I didn't meet anyone that I really liked.
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By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 27, 2017 at 9:51 AM     
crayons wrote:

does it matter? saints go where they feel comfortable n' can still say what they want and not git stalked; ya know it?


Yes and no. Depends on what one is looking for.

Actually, since I went past that 50 mark, I find it much easier to meet in face to face environments with as simple as just being at the local store versus hanging out in an online environment. Online there are misperceptions related to age and individuals are easily erroneously stereotyped.
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By:  crayons   Gender: M   Age: 61   on  Dec 27, 2017 at 1:06 PM     
well; i go on line to stay awake and fight
ChiComs, Was just thrown off an international
site for using a VPN "so they say"

went back 72 hours later and discovered I had taken out 2 ChiComs
from china(white guys working for the PRC)
1 Chalango Trotsky Mexican PHD hag from Mexico City, 2 South
Americans and>>>drum roll>>it appears i took out over
20 Socialist EU/Brussels/NWO authoritarian types...they're
Gone,Deleted,No Mas. looks like i did good.

I believe the real reason for my dismissal was i made the saul alynski cheerleaders nervous; funny thing though...they all used to brag about
their VPN's***




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By:  crayons   Gender: M   Age: 61   on  Dec 27, 2017 at 1:25 PM     
Than a friend of mine who lives about 60 miles
from here told me about another large/pol site
'1politicalplaza' and i'm spooling up the same trash
except their just american antifa prog's here stateside.

Because of all the CNN International,Univision
BBC et'al ""disinfo"" it's a much bigger challenge
on a international site. havent posted on ZeroHedge
for over 60 days...some days the comment section looks
like a honeytrap. "CTH is still seems clean & still
i'm getting good intel"

lookin for another international site to get back in the game.