Gay dating site
The company also operates Jewish dating sites JDate and JSwipe; dating sites for Catholics, Mormons and Seventh-day Adventists; Black Singles, Deaf Singles and Military Singles; and a site for “Big Beautiful Women and Their Admirers.” One of the pastors on the Christian Mingle advisory board parted ways with the company after learning it would allow gay users.
About one in five people are rejected by the service for reasons including that the user is currently married or has been married more than four times, provides inconsistent answers in the profile, fails its "dysthymia scale", or is identified as possibly having "severe depression". It was launched on August 22, 2000, and is based in Los Angeles, California. Large investors include Sequoia Capital and Technology Cross Ventures. Neil Clark Warren, a psychologist and author of relationship advice books, along with Greg Forgatch, Warren's son-in-law.In the late 1990s, Warren said he decided to test his theory that certain characteristics can predict compatibility and lead to more satisfying relationships.Unlike several other dating sites, which specifically show gay users the profiles of fellow gay users, a lesbian who searches Christian Mingle for women now would end up mostly viewing the profiles of straight women. That’s clearly not ideal for gay or straight users: “Nobody wants to have to search through a bunch of profiles of straight folks who are not interested in you,” Lee said.[‘I never wanted to be gay’: Christian musician comes out, in moving letter to fans] Spark Networks said Christian Mingle has more than 16 million users.