ChristianMingle Article Index
You've been talking on the phone and emailing back and forth for a while now and you're ready to take the next step and meet this person face-to-face. This is where some anxiety can creep in and the questions start. What do I wear? Was the picture recent or was it from 10 years ago? What if I have a horrible hair day? And on and on...
Click here for some tips on making your first date enjoyable...
You've initiated an IM with someone and all of a sudden your mind is blank! You've said 'Hi' and finished with all the basic questions, but you can't think of anyway to break the ice and really get the conversation flowing.
For some fun questions to help start the conversation, click here...
We recently completed a survey on ChristianMingle asking you that very question, "What do profiles need?" While the #1 answer was "Pictures, definitely" (makes sense, doesn't it?), can you guess what the #2 answer was?
Why are essays so important and how can you write a great one? Click here...
It's fun to receive an email from a friend or a potential connection, right? It's something that helps make your time on ChristianMingle worthwhile - making friends, starting romantic connections and looking for that special person. There are a lot of ways to connect on ChristianMingle, but the best way to really get to know someone is to spend time communicating - and this is where Mail comes in.
Want some tips on getting that conversation started? Click here...
Oftentimes we seem to have a failure to communicate... or, maybe it's a failure to communicate in a way that that the other person can understand. Either way, it's a problem. Every person on this planet has at one point in time made the assumption that people see, understand, feel, and think the same way that they do.
Click here to read more about learning the language for each personality and avoiding communication failures.
In the offline world, you take your safety seriously, so why don't some take their safety seriously in the online world? Why are they so eager to give out their phone numbers, to have someone come to their homes to pick them up for the first time, to meet later than usual? At ChristianMingle, we work very hard to ensure a fun, safe, friendly environment, but there is some member responsibility in building this environment, as well.
Learn some of the ways you can stay safe and have fun online at ChristianMingle by clicking here.
Relationships are all about you, but they aren't all about you...
As a follow up to last month's article "Your Secret 'Code' to Playing The Game Right," I have some additional advice for you on how to put The Color Code to work for you in actual dating situations. Click here
When you join a site, you typically fill out the necessary information and then promptly forget about it - right? It's easier to just go with what you originally put down than it is to go back to it and rework it. It's completely understandable - you're busy and this is just one more thing to do.
Click here for some tips to help you quickly make your profile better and get more attention.
What is the #1 way to get noticed on ChristianMingle? Post a photo. On ChristianMingle, profiles that have photos get more than 10 TIMES the response that profiles without photos receive.
So, how do you make sure that you've got a great photo posted? Click here for some easy tips and some great examples.
Online or off, dating can be intimidating. Almost everyone has, at one point in their dating lives, wished to have some sort of supernatural advantage in making relationships work. No, really! We watch movies like "Hitch" or "What Women Want", and think to ourselves, "I wish I could be like that. That would be awesome!" We all want some sort of insider's advantage to knowing what somebody's "hot buttons" are, what to say, what to do, how to make all the right moves, etc.
We have some good news for you - click here to learn more about the 'code'.
You've got a lot of options on ChristianMingle. So, after you've found what you're looking for, it's time to roll up your sleeves and get to work because even in cyber-space, first impressions really do count! Your initial contact could make or break a potential date, relationship or even friendship. What are some ways to help make your first impression a good one? Click here to find out.
Don't just sit by your Inbox waiting for an email from Cinderella or Prince Charming to miraculously appear. If you're really serious about finding a date, your soul mate or even a friend, the best thing to do is to stay active on the site, and that means getting out there and contacting the people you're interested in. For some tips on getting in touch with and having fun on ChristianMingle, click here...
Ever have trouble trying to decipher what your date is really thinking? So, how do you figure out what's really going on? Here's the secret: Stop listening to what's coming out of your date's mouth and start paying attention to body language. If you listen to words, you may get stuck with a pack of lies, but body language unconsciously reveals true emotions it's the lie detector of the dating world.
Click here for some cues to look for when determining if things are going great or not going at all.
Nervous about going out on that first date? Most people are. The good news is that the more you date, the easier it gets. Here are some first date basics to try, and before you know it, you'll be having fun, expanding your circle of friends and on your way to finding someone you might actually want to go on a second date.
Click here for some tips on how to do a first date and have fun too!
What are you looking for?
Now that you have your stellar profile and photos up on the site, it's time to dive in and start finding the people that interest you. Do you know exactly what you're looking for?
Click now for some suggestions on deciding what you want and how to get it...!
"Consciously or unconsciously, every one of us does render some service or another. If we cultivate the habit of doing this service deliberately, our desire for service will steadily grow stronger, and it will make not only for our own happiness, but that of the world at large."
- Mohandas Gandhi
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Christian leaders are saying...
Before I was married, my life was dramatically impacted by the singles ministry at my church, which was designed to help committed Christians meet someone who shared the same beliefs and values. However, not all churches have that kind of ministry. ChristianMingle is like a virtual singles ministry- a safe place that likeminded singles can meet and forge friendships and dating relationships. It's a community that is digital, but nonetheless very real. As a social researcher and author focused on relationships, I am delighted that ChristianMingle exists, and provides such a great opportunity for God to bring people together.
~Shaunti Feldhahn, Author of For Women Only, For Men Only, and The Surprising Secrets of Highly Happy Marriages