Now, it asks users their own gender, offering two choices, male or female.
Then it shows them the profiles of users of the other sex, but lets them switch to same-sex profiles if they choose.
The company also operates Jewish dating sites JDate and JSwipe; dating sites for Catholics, Mormons and Seventh-day Adventists; Black Singles, Deaf Singles and Military Singles; and a site for “Big Beautiful Women and Their Admirers.” One of the pastors on the Christian Mingle advisory board parted ways with the company after learning it would allow gay users.
“When I came on board, CM assured me that they would hold to the biblical definition of dating and marriage,” Texas pastor Clayton Coates wrote in an email to The Post.
I downloaded Grindr, Scruff, and the mobile applications of Ok Cupid and Adam4Adam with the intention of deleting them once I got back to real life.
The important thing to note here is that I was using my typical profile picture, a standard selfie looking at the camera, with my hair down much the way it is in my everyday life.
For a lot of gay Christian men especially, there can be a kind of uneasy relationship with those apps, where they want to meet people, but not to be seen as looking for a hookup,” Lee said.