No need to be too specific in religious preference, within an average dating website. Here’s why the Book of Mormon people started looking for matches somewhere else than Match.com, Tinder, and so on.
Never too early to open a new Latter-Day Saint app, some developer thought in the middle 90es. Then, out of the blue, LDS Singles was born.
It evolved through time from an amateur and do-it-yourself design into a modern and working interface. It gained more and more thousands of users inside and outside the US.
This review will let you know more about its key features, the quality of other users, and how much you will have to pay for LDS Singles’ services. Most of all, if it’s worth it.
It is yet to be decided how much this last aspect is a negative aspect. You can take it both ways: if you are a decent and regular human being, who attends the Latter-day Saint ceremonies and just wants to understand if this website is for you, then not being able to chat is not a good thing.
You will need to trust reviews like this and believe there are no fake users nor scammers online. You will need to give it a chance and subscribe to a paid membership.
But picture yourself utterly different scenario: you are a hater, a scammer, or just a teenager trying to see if his hacking skills are excellent. You subscribe for free, and then your profile verification fails, as the website is excellent in detecting frauds.
You try again, and maybe you succeed in creating the profile. But then, you are not able to chat with anyone. So, your ongoing hacking career is forever stopped, at least here on LDS Singles.
Well, let’s try not to be naif about people’s intentions online. If you want to have access to LDS Singles, you need to show that you are ready to pay for your membership. As usual, you pay for an asset.
First of all, bear in mind that here your religious mission is essential, and you will be asked about it during your registration process. Then, it works quite quickly: you create a free profile, you edit it according to your personal likes, career, views, and so on.
Once you have done it, you are in, and everyone on the website can let you know whether he/she is interested in you. How can you know who you are talking to? Very simple, you look at their profile pictures, their profile descriptions, and Compass personality answers.
As we will discuss more in “features,” compass personality is meant to give a broad idea of the person’s goal and psychological attitudes. You will be able to detect a person from chatting, but Compass personality questions will also help you.
Another interesting feature is the possibility of clicking over a person’s interest. It is a link that connects in a network all other users with the same hobby or interest.
Then, you chat, and the playground is yours. Remember that you have to pay to use the chat function. There are many more features, which we will discuss further in the “features” paragraph. Take this as a debrief. Do you think LDS Singles is the right fit for you? Then, read on!
The audience is broad, and there are thousands of users within the US. The users are all real, and if you report any suspicious activity from a user, and if you are right, the user will be banned within some hours.
Then, if you try o log-in with a fake identity, the website spots it. We performed some trust tests, and LDS Singles passed them all with the highest scores.
So, the audience is real, and there are a lot of interesting people. Of course, we understand that this is a point of view. Still, once you are signed in, you can take a look at yourself.
You can also sort of pre-select users by sending them a series of questions you would like them to answer. This may chill a little down the passion and the thrill it usually occurs during a first-time encounter. But no one is looking for the same thrill, right? If you are a life-long-companion searcher, then this feature will help you a lot in understanding what’s the audience like. At least, according to your personal views.
One last thing: as there is the possibility of sending out pre-written messages, like “I like your smile,” please don’t judge the audience too early. If you receive such messages, consider them like a wink, nothing more.
We have already mentioned some of them, let’s sum them up once for all. Here at LDS Singles, you can search for other users, using advanced search parameters. You can create, share, and edit your profile and profile pictures, and also take advice from the Relationship Readiness section.
After you have performed a Compass Personality test, you will get suggested matches, made up according to your results. These matches are meant to be compatible with your test score, so you can follow them, or instead go for the manual search.
You then have the possibility of sending out a sort of interview, to know more about the other people in a rational way, and in a bullet-point format.
You can send out emails, private messages, quick messages, and so on.
Then you can ask the website to provide you with some “quick picks.” Basically, you can ask an algorithm to do the work for you and look for your match.
The main dashboard is very understandable, both in the web browser and in the app version of LDS Singles. You won’t be bothered by annoying ads and pop-ups asking you to upgrade your profile membership. You are free to go for it or not, and you won’t feel pushed to do so.
Then, all the functions are displayed in a way it’s easier to find them. Let’s say a bit more about the website’s design.
LSD Singles has been profoundly renewed through time, so maybe you will still find online reviews talking about its old-fashioned interface. We don’t think they have an old interface.
On the contrary, we found it really clear and modern, not too busy or colorful—a decent and modern interface, helping all kinds of users to find their way on the app.
Pictures of successful couples created by an LDS match will help you be convinced of wanting for more, during the sign-up process. The idea they are struggling to give you is that we are decent and are working hard to keep it that way. That’s what their design itself is saying.
There is both an Android and an Apple app. We have experienced no bug within them, but if you do, you are encouraged to contact Customer Support and let them know about it.
The mobile app is even more user-friendly ad understandable than the web browser version. More importantly, it’s specifically designed to let you chat on the go, so it’s less battery-consuming than a mobile browser version.
Look for the “Help and support” button, in the app, or in the Web browser version of LDS Singles. You will have to fill in a form, and they will back to you within 24 hours.
Sometimes a too easy sign-up process means a poor website. Here in LDS Singles, sign-up is like a test: you need to prove the webmaster that you are a real person.
Don’t puff; you will not be asked for your personal ID. Consider only this: you will have to give a real and working email, your zip code, and your real name. You can display another name on the website, though.
Then, you are asked a lot of different life questions. They are meant to create a real profile, which really tells the other users who you are outside LDS Singles. Let’s get into more details.
The sign-up process is simple, yet accurate, and you can’t skip steps. You will be asked to give your personal email address and to make up a password. Keep it secured, and don’t share it with anyone.
See below the box where you are filling the form? There’s a progress bar that is helping you to remind where you are. You will be asked about your marital status, your sex, birthday, whether you have children, if you have an ongoing mission or if you plan to…
You will also be asked how many times you go to church. As this is a religious website, don’t be afraid of sharing, but if you’re not really a Mormon, don’t even try to mock other users: you will be banned at some point for sure.
Once you have completed these simple steps, you will be able to create and edit your profile. You won’t need to verify your email, just go through the steps put there for you.
You can add a brief free-text description of yourself. Use the chance, as it’s one of the few free-text sections, in the multiple ways the website has designed as user public presentation. Now you are on board!
There are three main methods to find new users, one you are signed-up and logged-in. You can search for them using the browser. Then, you can follow the matches LDS is suggesting to you, based on your personality test. Finally, you can use the readiness function.
The search option works on other websites. There are search filters like gender, age, and other ones. If you don’t want to be specific, keep it broad, and only select location. You can search for the answers given in the sign-up process, so you can decide only to see people with kids and who often go to church, for example.
Save your research options for next time you will be browsing users’ profiles, and enjoy the view you have under your eyes—so many profiles, so many beautiful people sharing your views. More or less.
Then, there is the match profile. Here you will need to perform a test beforehand. There are 15 pages of multiple-choice questions. This is a psychological test, and your answer will be recorded as your personality compass profile. You can re-take the test 6 months later, so balance your answer carefully.
There are four main ways to write to other people. First of all, keep in mind that you can’t chat without paying. Once you have upgraded your membership, you can: send emails, chat, participate in board chats.
Board chats are similar to forums’ chat rooms. Would you like to talk about a specific issue? Open a chat room/board chat and let people share their take about it.
Then, you can “flirt” to let people know you are interested in them.
There are only three membership options, which are “free” and “paid.” You will be able to chat with people, using the paid membership, so we recommend you try this option to have a genuine experience.
With a free membership, you can create your profile, upload pictures, and edit your profile with a description and some personal answers. You can see other people’s profiles and pictures on them. You can also use the “look book” feature.
With a paid membership, every feature we have listed in the “features” paragraph will be at your full disposal. You can chat and send emails, like people, share flirts, write in chat boards.
You can move freely within the website, and appear as a paying user to other people.
There are three options of payments: for 49,99$, there’s the one-month membership. You can have three months for 104,97$ and six months for 149,94$.
If you have found your soul mate, it’s time for you to cancel your subscription or your profile. To know if you are entitled to a refund, go for the Customer Service in the ”help and support” section.
As you sign-in, you tick the Terms and conditions agreement. You agree to some common-sense rules, like not sending money to other people, or clicking on links leading you outside of the platform.
The websites do not share your personal information with third parties, and your credit card data and personal data are stored safely.
As it always happens on websites that make unknown people meet, our recommendation is: don’t accept candies from strangers. Mind your personal data like you would do in real life.
It’s always good not to judge a book by its cover, but it’s dumb not to judge it after having read half of it. So, if an elegant, successful, and nice person is asking you for emergency helicopter money: don’t trust him/her. They are saying they are Mormons, and this may work as a trust assist for you.
But bear in mind that anyone can pretend to be a decent and reliable person, and some scammers online can pretend this better than anyone else. So if you spot any suspicious activity, report the user right away to the Customer Support.
This report usually works fast, and users get banned almost immediately.
Popping up like mushrooms after the rain: here’s what’s the situation like regarding LDS dating apps. There are several different dating apps, but the customers’ reviews are not enthusiastic about them.
It looks like the top-rated is still LDS Singles. Anyway, let’s list them: there are LDS Planet, LDS Mingle, LDS Pal, True LDS, LDS Friends Date.
We came at the end of this LDS Singles review. We hope you have found all the benefits and cons displayed in front of you and that you can now choose your LDS dating life wisely. At the very end, we would just like to wish you a stroke of excellent luck and a pleasant LDS Singles experience!