LDS Singles Review

One of the primary reasons for the overwhelming popularity of dating websites is that they allow a user to look for partners from a specific background or community. Among these are faith-based sites where singles from a particular religion or church can interact among themselves. One of these is LDS Singles which is fast becoming a popular way for LDS men and women to search for partners.

As the name makes evident, LDS Singles caters to the relationship needs of singles who belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints. This Church is a restorationist Christian denomination which believes that salvation can be obtained only through Jesus Christ and that Jesus leads the Church by revealing His will to its President, whom followers regard as a modern-day prophet and leader. LDS Singles encourages its members to search partners for long term relationships even though friendship and dating are other options for members seeking to make a connection on the site. However the site does not allow adult content not does it have room for same-sex partnerships. Most of the members at LDSSingle.com seem to be from United States even though the site has a long list of international locations from where users can sign up. The dominant age group of members appears to be in the range of 20s to late 30s.

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You need not pay anything to Sign up with LDS Singles. Also the process is simple and over under a minute. All you have to do is submit basic details about yourself like your gender, geographical location, age group and a valid email address. The latter is important as it is used by the site to send you your login details. Once you are registered with LDS Singles you can then go on to create your dating profile. This involves several sections among which it is compulsory to give details of your physical appearance like body type, height, eye and hair color as well as your background like ethnicity, education, occupation and lifestyle habits like smoking, drinking, marital status and attitude. Since this is a site devoted to LDS singles, you may also be asked your level of commitment to the Church and how important is the presence of those beliefs in a prospective partner. Optional sections in the profile creation include a brief introduction about yourself, a bit on your expectations from a partner and various compatibility tools. It is up to you whether you want to go through them since they can be quite time-consuming. After you submit your username and password, you can round off the process of creating your dating profile by uploading an attractive photo.

LDS Singles is quite serious about enabling its members to find their perfect match and this is evident from their compatibility tool known as COMPASS which stands for Comprehensive Marriage Preparation Assessment. This is actually made up of two parts; the first is the Relationship Readiness Report which evaluates whether you are ready – on multiple levels – for a committed relationship. The second part is made up of the Compatibility Report which compares your personal preferences and life goals to those of other members of the site to help you decide which members of the site might be most suitable for you to date. Under this system you will be required to answer a series of questions relating to your beliefs, values, lifestyle and expectations from a partner. In fact according to the site, the questionnaire includes around seventy factors of compatibility and lifestyle preferences.  The replies to your questions will be compiled to create your ideal match and profiles answering to that will be mailed directly to your inbox for you to consider.

Since the COMPASS test can be quite time-consuming, take it only at your leisure. Also try to answer the questions with complete honesty or else you will be left with a false idea about who is best suited to you and your level of readiness for a relationship. Finally while all members are free to take the COMPASS personality profile test, only paid members will receive potential matches from the site.

LDS Singles allows unrestricted access as far as viewing profiles and photos is concerned. Free members can even view who has sent them a message, a flirt and viewed their profiles. But in order to open the message or the flirt, one needs to become a paying member.

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Searching options on LDS Singles range from basic ones like age, gender, geographical location to advanced ones like browsing by username, part of the profile, members who are online, new or recently updated profiles.

While there are ample communication features at LDS Singles, they are accessible only to paid members. Upon upgrading your free membership to a paid one, you can initiate contact with other profiles by Mingle Mail, take recourse to instant messaging and real time chatting. In fact the site allows its members to chat using text, audio or video features. Even if you don’t want to go all the way with a prospective match, you can simply send a ‘flirt’ to gauge their level of interest. This involves sending a wink, flower, smile or blowing a kiss to any profile that happens to catch your fancy. 
Apart from the above basic features, LDS Singles also offers various add-on services to its members. These include Relationship Advice especially as it relates to followers of The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints, ability to contribute to message boards and forums for the paid members as well as being informed on LDS events and activity listings in your locality.

LDS Singles offers two types of membership schemes to its users. The first is free and known as Standard Membership which allows you to create and upload your dating profile and browse through profiles of other members.

The second type of membership is known as Premium Membership and costs start from$14.99 for one month which go up to $35.97 and $59.94 for quarterly and half-yearly plans respectively. Premium members at LDS Singles have access to the full range of features at the site.