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Christian-Filipina.com is the only site included in this category catering exclusively to Christian Filipino dating. At first glance it looks a little dull and dated, but is easy enough to navigate and use. One great thing is that it's completely upfront and lists a range of site statistics so you can get an idea of how many active members there are and how active they are, which is fundamental to your chances of getting a date. It does the basics well and offers great subscriptions packages should you decide to upgrade to a premium membership subscription.
The first thing to say is that Christian-Filipina.com is specifically geared towards 'Christian' relationships (most denominations are catered for) and so it's fair to assume that the people registered will be looking for like minded others. So, if this isn't you then it's obviously best to pick one of our other Filipino dating sites. If this does sound like the kind of thing you're looking for, Christian-Filipina.com matches people looking for friendship, online chat, romance and long-term relationships. Obviously, being a niche site, you won't find as many members as on some other sites in this category.
As mentioned in the introduction, the site's very informative and upfront about its service. Whilst some online dating sites advertise the size of the membership base, they're not usually so upfront about joining rates and online activity. It's refreshing that Christian-Filipina.com lets you know things such as how many people have joined in the last 7 days (1001 at the time of this review), how many people are 'active' on the site; that is, how many men have logged in over the last few days (17,358) and women (28,788). This suggests that if you're male then your chances of finding somebody are reasonably good.
It's free to join Christian-Filipina.com and create a profile. The longer you spend on your profile the better, but you can always come back and finish it later once you've taken a look around. When you read a member profile the self-written section appears first. Whilst it's easy to glaze over when confronted with multiple choice responses, the self-written sections of a profile are more interesting and tell you much more about the member. It's also possible to see when a member last logged in and when they were last active, helping to indicate whether a profile is inactive or potentially fake. Thankfully, there's a strict screening process in operation, which seems to be good at weeding out time wasters. Many profiles have multiple photos uploaded and you can toggle between 'gallery' and 'legacy' mode when viewing, though the differences are subtle and not immediately apparent. It's also possible to view photos as a slideshow.
To contact other members you can send a private email message, send a 'wink' to break the ice and express your interest or use the webcam chat feature, (if you have a webcam, that is). Christian-Filipina.com also allows you to add profiles to your 'saved' list so you can easily find them later from your profile page. It's also possible to create a social network on the site by sending 'buddy requests' to your contacts.
An array of search tools is at your disposal (see above). The basic search is quick and easy to perform if you're in a hurry or not too choosy. If you want to be more specific the advanced search is ideal. Whereas the username and user ID searches may not be so useful to the majority of members, the one-click tabbed searches will be. They allow you to pinpoint the most recently active members, including those currently online, which is great if you fancy getting in touch with somebody new without waiting for them to respond to an email.
If you like the site it's well worth considering upgrading, as free members cannot use the webcam chat feature, nor contact other free members and are limited to sending just a few emails and winks per day. Upgrading your membership can be very reasonable indeed, especially if you go for the Platinum membership, which is just $9.99 per month over 12 months (see above for full price list). All premium memberships enable the webcam chat feature. Basically, the longer you sign up for, the greater your daily allowance of messages and winks (Silver members get 40 messages and 60 winks per day, Gold, Diamond and Platinum members receive 50/70, 75/80 and 100/100 respectively). In case you need any further information, there's a FAQs page on the site along with live chat and email support.
Christian-Filipina.com offers a sound but fairly basic service and singles of the Christian faith looking to date women in the Philippines will find it especially useful. With a good level of online activity, different ways of getting in touch and great premium membership prices, it's certainly worth checking out.
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