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In 2000, when the site was founded, I was asked to write a Christian Filipina review through a major media network. The site’s owners provided me with some information (which I’ve shared here), but I never got around to actually using the service. First world problems… too many dating sites to review.
Fast forward almost a decade and Christian Filipina comes across my radar once again. A reader asked me if it’s a scam or real, so I couldn’t help but investigate. I’ve shared here my experiences with the site, but would love to hear yours, too. Just scroll on down and share your own Christian Filipina review, or, read what others had to share.
Like most dating sites today, signing up takes a few minutes. Confirm your email address, and you’re in.
Interestingly, Christian Filipina doesn’t bill themselves as a dating site – even though they’ve won dating site awards and fall into the dating site category.
Instead, they consider themselves to be a friendship introduction service for Christians around the world, some of whom happen to be Filipina.
We do not advertise that you might find a husband or wife. This is because although we believe in lifetime commitment in the sacrament of Marriage between a man and a woman, we think that a policy of friends first is the best way for adults in the modern age to find their match. We simply help members to meet pen pals and to chat about Christian values. We believe that the Christian community of singles who are members here are the loveliest you can find on any dating site.
If you wonder whether you should join our site, go ahead and join the free level of both. Our free membership allows you to send a few messages per day to other members, to find out whether that special person you might have your eye on would like to get to know you also, before you upgrade.
Note, the free version only lets you send pre-written messages at this time.
Then, you can verify your identity if you’d like, although it’s not necessary to get a full, paid membership. Basically, you’ll share picture ID with a staff member, and they’ll qualify you based on three different levels of security.
Christian Filipina goes out of its way to say it’s not a “mail order bride” site for Asians. So, if they focus on just friendship, and don’t offer any sort of mechanisms for people to meet, how do folks actually connect?
It seems to me there are two ways: pay for a membership and connect on your own, or join one of their “Executive Tours”. These are mentioned throughout the site, and I’ve heard word of folks calling the phone number (prominently displayed all over the service) and receiving tour offers as well. As a woman though, I didn’t see anything along these lines.
Most of the fine print that I’ll cover in this Christian Filipina review is standard, meaning, you’ll find it at pretty much every dating site. Having said that, most people don’t read the fine print… so here you go.
Hoo boy, that last one.
From Christian Filipina:
We offer a military/ex-military/missionary/pastor/student special bonus (50% free extra time for any membership level – email us for details using the feedback link at the bottom of the page and mention coupon code EXTRA).
Based purely on the security measures, focus, and number of members for a very niche site, I’d recommend signing up wholeheartedly. Check it out with the free features, see how many folks catch your eye, and then, wait. I had several gentlemen contact me – but as I don’t meet the criteria of the site (Filipina) I didn’t get a lot interaction. Still, I didn’t need to pay for them to contact me.
Depending on the cost of the service (again, I haven’t a clue), and the number of members that interest you, I’d recommend signing up as well. Just make sure to cover your bases and call them to review their refund and cancellation policies, first.