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Poll: 55% church singles believe in love at first sight

February 14, 2012 Poll Shows 55 Percent of Christian Singles Believe in Love at First Sight
By Christian Mingle

A recent Valentine’s Day poll conducted by, the largest and fastest growing online community for Christian singles, revealed 55 percent of Christian singles believe in love at first sight. Twenty-four percent said they didn’t believe in love at first sight and 21 percent were undecided on the issue.

The ChristianMingle poll included several questions related to love and the upcoming February 14th holiday. Surprisingly, the results suggest men have more romantic tendencies than women, with 58 percent of men saying they believe in love at first sight, compared to 53 percent of females. Also, when asked the question, “What do you want most for Valentine’s Day?” 81 percent of men answered they want a significant other as opposed to only 61 percent of women.

“Even after everything we think we know about love and commitment, singles still believe you can tell from the first impression whether a person is right for you or not,” said Ashley Reccord, Christian community manager for Spark Networks®, owner and operator of ChristianMingle. “These results are contrary to what we expected. While the stereotype is that women are more romantic at heart, our poll suggests men may trump women in believing in romance, even if they don’t always show it outwardly.”

In response to other questions, the online survey revealed 46 percent of Christian singles believe there is one right person in the world for them, compared to 34 percent who disagreed and 20 percent who were undecided. The poll also showed age as a key determining factor when it comes to soul mates — with only 39 percent of those 56 years and older answering favorably to the question compared with 57 percent of 18 to 25 year olds.

“ChristianMingle’s tagline is ‘Find God’s Match for You®,’ which has spurred a new conversation about whether soul mates exist,” Reccord said. “While biblically there is no right or wrong answer, this poll shows a large number of Christian singles still believe there is one perfect person for them.”

ChristianMingle, one of the top Christian websites and the largest online community for Christian singles, is the premier online community for individuals looking to date and marry within the Christian faith. ChristianMingle has more than five million registered members; with more than two million new members having registered in the last year alone. ChristianMingle’s deepest desire is to see its members grow in their relationship with Christ while finding living out their spiritual journeys.

For more information on ChristianMingle and its offerings, visit

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