Overview from Singles of Faith
"SinglesofFaith is a Christian owned and operated site that is more than just a Christian dating site - we focus on developing our members and preparing them to be in the right place spiritually to be the person that God wants them to be. We do this through encouraging service to others including working on inner city Work Days that we organize across the US monthly. The proceeds from the Dating site actually fund the Ministry efforts. So in effect, we're a combination singles and inner city outreach ministry."
What a Singles of Faith Membership Includes
Free, unpaid members can search wide areas only and not specific geographic locations, upload photos, create a profile, send and receive emails, and have access as a free member to local events posted by the Singles of Faith website.
Paying members receive the same access, as well as more relevant searches for a local geographic area and discounted event fees.
All members seem to have access to the Singles of Faith "Become" section of the website, which discusses one's personal walk along the path of Christianity, as well as the "Serve" section of the website, which posts events for which members can volunteer for or participate in.
Unfortunately, at the time of posting this review, the Singles of Faith website wasn't processing memberships properly, so any other features, search effectiveness and membership statistics were not available, but will be updated as soon as the site works out its glitches.
Unique Features of Singles of Faith
One of the first features users will encounter that is dramatically different than most dating sites (not just those geared towards Christians) is the quick and simple signup process. As well, new members are asked to fill-in-the blank for a thought-provoking comment: I want to meet those who say a Christian is... Some options include, "committed to a daily walk with Christ," "someone who goes to church regularly," and "has had a born again experience at some time".
The next surprise to be found with Singles of Faith is their reasoning behind why even free members have to answer some very basic questions before gaining access to the site: "If the person you're looking to meet is unwilling to invest even this amount of information, it's highly unlikely they're ready for Internet introductions. This screens out "players" and "lookie-lou's" from your search."
Singles of Faith Membership Costs
Another unusual feature of Singles of Faith is that membership fees are based...
- on the ability to pay: those who are unable to afford the monthly fees are welcomed as a "guest" until they are able to contribute financially);
- the number of users in your geographic region: more members in your area means a higher cost. Having said that, the site recognizes your zip code and tells you what your fees would be depending on the area you live in;
- when you paid: members who join early (i.e. late 2007 - early 2008) will be grandfathered in at the current rates without fear of monthly membership cost increases;
- the length of time you pay for: as with most dating sites, the longer term membership, the less expensive the site becomes. Because some of the membership fees are so inexpensive (such as members in an area where there are less than 500 other local singles), the length of time one can sign up to be a member varies greatly. For instance, a member in an area with less than 500 members can only sign up for one year ($19) or a "Membership Til Married" ($59), whereas members in an area with more than 3,001 members have the option of signing up for one month ($29), three months ($49), six months ($99), a year ($199), or a "Membership Til Married" ($349).