It’s not easy to find the love of your life especially when you’re focusing on someone from the same religious background. It can take a lot of time and effort, which some people aren’t able to do because of their busy lives. If you’re a Christian, you may feel that the social groups at church or the weekly prayer services aren’t the best way to meet someone special.
If that’s the case, then you may want to look to the world of online dating in order to find a romantic partner. Luckily, there are ‘niche’ online dating websites like LoveAndSeek.com that offer to help single Christian men and women who want to find love and relationships.
LoveAndSeek is a ‘niche’ online dating website meant to help Christians of all denominations to find that special someone who you have been missing out on.
LoveAndSeek.com is similar to many other ‘niche’ dating websites in that it is owned by the People Media group. People Media group is a technology company that focuses on creating personal dating sites.
In addition to owning LoveAndSeek, People Media also owns websites like CatholicPeopleMeet.com, BlackChristianPeopleMeet.com, LDSPlanet.com, etc. LoveAndSeek is apart of this growing ‘niche’ community of online dating websites.
LoveAndSeek is a growing website in terms of its’ popularity and its’ reach. LoveAndSeek is currently an active website in the United States and Canada and is only available for use in the English language.
The current amount of members in terms of total numbers varies but the estimate is around five hundred thousand active users on the website.
Whether you’re a free or a paid member of LoveAndSeek.com, you’ll be able to get access to the most important and useful features in your search to find love and romance. When you first log-in to the LoveAndSeek website, you will find that it’s layout is sleek, it’s design is visually appealing, and that it has easy-to-use functionality. For someone who is new to the world of online dating, LoveAndSeek does its’ best to make it easy for any of its’ potential new members to sign-up, register, and create a profile within a time frame of five to ten minutes.
- Create a Profile
When you first sign-up and register on LoveAndSeek, you’ll have to create a profile which can be filled out with both relevant personal information and pictures of yourself.
Regardless if you’re a free or paid member on the website, every member will have the ability to create their own profile and to make it as detailed or as sparse as they would like.
When it comes to the profile, there is no specific order in which questions have to be answered and you can arrange the formatting of your profile as well depending on where you want your information to be displayed on the page.
- Personality Tests
After you begin to create your profile, you’ll be given three essay questions that the website uses as a way for other members to get to know you better without being too personal. These three questions can be answered according to your own beliefs and experiences.
For some examples, the three questions could be: “What is your favorite place to date?”, “What are you looking for in a partner?”, “What other information is important for your partner to know about you?”
In addition, you’ll be asked eleven different personality-related questions on your profile that you can choose to respond to if you want to. You can give answers related to your personal characteristics and traits such as how emotional are you, what do you like to do for fun, do you consider yourself intellectually curious, etc.
- Personal Information
When you get through the personality tests, you’ll be required by LoveAndSeek to fill in some personal information about yourself.
You’ll be asked to complete information regarding your physical traits such as height, weight, body-type (athletic, overweight, average, etc.).
You may also have to write about your hair color, eye color, and what kind of looks do you display physically.
In addition, you’ll be asked about what your expectations are for a future relationship and what’s your current relationship status such as if you’re single, dating casually, or are in a relationship.
LoveAndSeek will want to ascertain about whether or not you have children, what your smoking and drinking habits are, and to give details about your current job and your field of profession.
While it’s required to give details about your physical characteristics on the website, it’s optional for all members to talk about their current profession, their relationship status, their smoking and drinking habits, etc. If you’re not comfortable with divulging that kind of personal information to strangers, you may leave that park blank if you want to.
- Religious Background
On top of all of that information, you’ll also be asked about your religious background since this is a Christian online dating website.
LoveAndSeek will want to know “How involved are you in the church?”, and “What is your religious denomination?” whether it is Mormon, Mennonite, Catholic, Protestant, etc. It is important not to leave this section blank because the most important part of your profile may be the information that you share with other members regarding your religious background.
- Message Ideas
If you’re unsure of how to start a conversation with another member that you’re interested in and would like to get to know better, then it might be worth it to create some ‘message ideas’. These are questions that can pose to members who visit your profile and are interested in sending you a message.
You can choose up to four pre-written questions that you can select from LoveAndSeek’s inventory which other members will respond to formally in their first message to you if there is some interest there.
These questions can be very diverse and can include examples such as: “What is your ideal first date?”, “What are some of your hobbies and interests?”, “How important is your Christian faith to you?”, etc.
- Audio and Video Greetings
One of the coolest features on LoveAndSeek is the ability to leave either audio or video greetings on your personal profile page to make your profile visitors feel welcome and comfortable when they see your profile.
For the audio greeting, you can create and upload the file from your computer or record it from your cell phone. For the video greeting, you can upload a personal video greeting from your computer’s webcam and put it up on the website. It’s important to remember that you’ll need both a webcam and a microphone for these audio and video greetings.
- Uploading Photos
In order to make your personal profile more visually appealing, it would be worth it to uploading pictures of yourself to your profile. You can take these pictures from your personal files on your computer or you can connect your LoveaAdSeek account to your Facebook account in order to get access to those pictures as well.
- Special Icons
To make your profile more unique and colorful, you can also choose to use an icon that represents you as well as a background wallpaper image that defines who you are and what you’re all about.
All free and paid members of LoveAndSeek can also enjoy the benefits of a few other main features that are considered to be quite useful. If you would like to express more direct interest in other members, there is the option of pressing the ‘flirt’ button.
The person will be notified of your flirting and can choose either to ignore your ‘flirt’ or send you a ‘flirt’ back to express their mutual interest in you. If you receive a ‘flirt’ back from that person, you can probably go ahead and send them a message to start the conversation.
If you’re not content with just flirting with other members whom you like, you can add them to your list of favorites. By doing this, you can keep track of which members you really like and want to stay in touch with.
All members, whether free or paid users, can also access the ‘search’ bar in order to search through different profiles and look up different members of the website.
- Unlimited Communication
Unfortunately, not all features are available to free users so you’ll have to upgrade to a paid membership in order to get access to all features on the website. For example, when you’re a free user, you won’t be able to communicate with any paid users beyond just being able to send harmless ‘flirts’ to them.
When you upgrade to a paid membership, the communications options available to you are limitless including the ability to send and receive mail and messages from any other member on LoveandSeek regardless if they are paid or free members.
- Profile Visibility
In addition, you can view all flirts that have been sent to you as well as the fact that as a paid member, your profile will be placed at the top of the search results above free users and will be displayed much more prominently.
You can view any and all video or audio greetings that are displayed on other users’ profiles to be able to get a better sense of who these members are and what they’re like.
- Live Chat
Your paid membership includes live text chat as well as live audio and video chat allowing you to keep in touch with other users more easily than ever.
You can also see which members are sending you flirts, which members have favorited your profile, and which members have visited your profile recently.
- Highlighted Messages
When you send your messages to other members, those messages will be highlighted at the top of the message inbox so those members will be able to see and view them more easily.
Once you upgrade your membership to a paid one, you can see all of the additional features that are available for purchase on the LoveAndSeek website. You’ll only need to pay $5 one-time only for each upgraded feature that you’ll want to add to your paid membership.
Compared to many other online dating websites, LoveAndSeek.com is quite cheap and affordable in terms of getting a paid membership. You can go to the LoveAndSeek website to see the latest prices for paid membership subscriptions on the ‘Pricing’ page.
The membership costs are usually updated on a yearly basis with the last update coming on February of 2016. It’s very important to check the price options before making a financial decision on whether or not you would like to invest the money in a paid membership.
There are three different options when it comes to signing up for a paid membership with LoveAndSeek.com:
- One Month Membership
The first option is the shortest subscription at a one-month membership commitment but is also the most expensive option at $17 total.
If you don’t want to sign-up for a long-term commitment with the website and just want to try things out for a month, then this subscription option may be the best option for you.
- Three Month Membership
The second option is less expensive but comes with a longer-term membership commitment of three-months. The three-month membership will cost a total of $36 for the full subscription with each month costing $12 individually.
It’s important to remember that you will be billed for the full cost amount of the membership at the beginning of the subscription period.
- Six Month Membership with Added Features
The last subscription option is the cheapest membership option but also requires the longest-term commitment for the individual member at six-months total.
Each month of the paid membership will cost only $9 for a total of $54 for the entire subscription. This subscription option also comes with an added bonus of being able to access the ‘profile highlight’ special feature without paying the one-time fee of $5.
If you would like to save some money and don’t mind the six-month commitment, this subscription option may be the best one for you as the consumer.
As mentioned earlier, each of the three subscription options must be paid in full at the beginning of the membership period. You will be billed for the entire membership for a one-time total payment. For those features that you’ll pay the $5 for when you upgrade your membership, there is a $4 processing fee added on every time you purchase an additional feature.
LoveAndSeek.com accepts all major credit and debit cards for payment as well as mail-in checks and Western Union. If you want to cancel the ‘automatic renewal’ of your membership period, it’s important that you manually change this setting by going to the ‘My Account’ page, click on ‘Account Status’ and then turn off the automatic renewal function.
Positives and Negatives
No online dating website is perfect but LoveAndSeek.com has a number of positive features and characteristics that make it one of the best options out there for the single Christian man or woman.
- One of the Most Popular Christian Sites
For example, it’s one of the most popular Christian dating websites out there on the Internet based on both the amount of online traffic it receives on a monthly basis as well as the over five hundred thousand active users on the website who are looking to find love.
- Many Christian Denominations
Almost all of the active members on the website come from the Christian faith and are driven by their religious background to find someone compatible and personable to share their lives with. There are over a dozen denominations of the Christian religion, which are also represented in the membership base of LoveAndSeek.
Also, if you’re a single Christian man, you have a distinct advantage over the single ladies. The ratio on this website is 57% women to 43% men so if you’re a gentlemen looking for a lady, you definitely have the numerical advantage.
- Large Profile Photos
Lastly, compared to other online dating websites, LoveAndSeek allows bigger than average profile pictures to be posted on members’ profiles.
The positive aspects of LoveAndSeek.com outweigh the negatives but there are still a few of them to be aware of when you sign-up and register.
- Limited Personality Questions
The personality questionnaire only comes with eleven questions and could be much more detailed compared to other online dating websites like Match.com and OKCupid.com.
Having more questions would help members find better and more accurate matches based on the in-depth personality profile that could be achieved with a better questionnaire.
If you don’t like advertisements, you will be out of luck with LoveAndSeek due to the fact that this website relies on part of its’ overall revenue from selling advertising.
New members of the website may make the mistake of accidentally thinking that these advertisements are part of the actual website’s feature causing some confusion and disappointment.
LoveandSeek welcomes all Christians to use its’ website and doesn’t cater to a specific denomination within the religion.
Whether you’re an Episcopalian, a Mennonite, or a Catholic, you’ll be able to join and register without any issues. LoveandSeek will only ask you when you join how involved you are with your church currently and to which specific denomination of Christianity do you specifically belong to.
The biggest purpose of the website is to make sure that Christians of all backgrounds and denominations can meet, get to know each other, and form deep relationships.
LoveAndSeek has been around since early 2000 when it was founded so it’s one of the most long-standing active ‘niche’ dating websites on the Internet. This website is over fifteen years old but it’s likely to stick around for another couple of years or more.
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