Telegraph online dating service

12-Nov-2015 23:06

Christian Connection is an online dating service aimed at single Christians in the United Kingdom and Ireland, Australia, United States, Canada, Singapore and Hong Kong.Christian Connection is owned and operated by Widernet Communications Ltd based in London, UK.

It opened for registrations shortly after in September of the same year.In October 2013 Christian Connection launched sites in Hong Kong and Singapore.On 18 February 2001 Christian Connection was first featured in the Sunday Telegraph with the headline "Christian dating agency goes online to find perfect partners".as part of a special report on religion in the UK, commenting that there was "an estimated 300,000 single Christians in Britain".Christian Connection appeared in the Daily Telegraph on the front page on 17 April 2001 with the headline "Seek and ye shall find a wife on the internet".The site received some media attention in early 2001, featuring on the front page of the Daily Telegraph on 17 April 2001.

Christian Connection UK on the basis of its Alexa Ranking has frequently achieved the top spot for all the UK based Christian sites compiled by Kesher Search.

In 2004, Christian Connection launched a separate site in Australia under the same name, with a specific focus on single Christians in Australia.

In February 2012, Christian Connection launched in the United States offering a free 6 month membership to all new members.

The article claimed that "More than 100 priests and priests-in-training, some of them women, have joined Christian Connection".

Since then it has featured frequently in the national media.

Christian Connection has also featured widely in the Christian and church media, including Church Times In February 2015, BBC Songs of Praise featured a Christian Speed Dating event, which was run by Christian Connection; plus an interview with the founder Jackie Elton, and a couple who met through the website, as part of a Valentine's Day special.