DivineMatch News / Press Releases
Whether you're looking to meet new Christian friends or try online dating or matchmaking, DivineMatch has a host of exciting features and tools that make it fun and easy to.
Award Winning, Ever Improving - 04 Dec 2009
It's been quite the year for Divinematch UK. Since going live, the most recent addition to the UK's Christian dating scene has quickly risen to the top. Scooping 'Best Christian Organisation' at this years' Christian Web and New Media Awards, Divinematch was recognised for both its achievement and also its 'exemplary website'. Not bad for year one.
The awards ceremony which took place in the City of London, was attended by Divinematch directors Stephen Hill and Peter Worthington, who accepted the award on behalf of the whole Divinematch team.
Within the last sixteen months Divinematch has secured its position in the industry. By providing all the quality and security of a subscription dating agency, combined with the lowest prices in the industry, Divinematch is offering the best solution to UK single Christians.
Created by the multiple award winning partnership of Worthers and Ratio7, Divinematch benefits from the built in intelligence one would expect from the makers ofwww.24-7prayer.com. With an advanced matching system and easy communications, we can see why Divinematch is being recognised as the leader in the field. Combine that with some of the best styling in the industry (no frumpy dating agency here!), on hand technical staff, a team of relationship advisors and editors, exclusive membership benefits and a network of social events, we can understand the decision.
Despite all the success, like any new organisation, we didn't have it perfect straight away. We are honored by our members who joined with us over the past year and helped us improve our services to better meet the needs of the Christian community. So now tried, tested and pretty, Divinematch is holding it's own.
This week marks the official launch and everyone at Divinematch is excited that our clients can now explore the new site, test out the newly improved matching system, check out our blog and advice pages and safely meet the person of their dreams. We are feeling decidedly happy with the outcome, and tomorrow we will be back to work supporting single Christians across the UK.
How can we improve DivineMatch? - 16 Feb 2009
This month, we are encouraging all of you to provide your feedback: good or bad. We can take it. Being single and Christian isn't without its challenges. We don't want your experience at DivineMatch to be one of them.
Our vision for DivineMatch is to provide a safe, reliable and fun online dating site for single Christians in the UK, creating a great place to look for your Christian "soul mate". We trust that you are enjoying your experience searching and meeting other like-minded Christians as much as we enjoy providing you the opportunity!
At DivineMatch we're always asking ourselves "what can we do to make our members more satisfied and excited about searching for their Christian partner?" and have already made some improvements in the last few weeks including:
Hide members from search results: if a DivineMatch member keeps appearing in your search results and you aren't interested in them, simply select the "X" on the right side of the profile summary and they will be hidden from future searches.
Improved search features: we've added Regions to the search options so you can now search by Regions (like London and Thames) as well as by county.
We are always open to new ideas, like articles or changes in the user interface, special features or Christian singles events to make your search for Christian friends and/or a Christian partner easier or more engaging. What can we do to improve your online Christian dating experience?
Click here to post your feedback.
Get The Most Out Of This Valentine's Day With DivineMatch - 15 Jan 2009
Have you promised yourself in the past that you would absolutely have a date on Valentine's Day THIS year? Or does the very mention of Valentine's Day fill you with dread and despair because you're always single on February 14?
At DivineMatch, The UK Christian Singles Community, you don't have to face Valentines Day 2009 alone...
Here are 5 Tips to Help You Have the Best Valentine's Day EVER with DivineMatch!
- Make sure you've signed up and added your profile on the site.
- Be sure you've given plenty of details about yourself. If you struggle, ask your best friends what they would say about you including your interests and personality traits.
- Include plenty of photos!
- Let other members know what you are really looking for in a date, friend or spouse.
- Start contacting other Christian Singles on the site that you are interested in. Now this is not the time to be shy people! Let them know you find them attractive, that you have similar hobbies or values, and that you like their profile. You can send messages, smiles (little ice breakers) and even virtual gifts to other single Christians!
Whether you're looking to meet new Christian friends or try online dating or matchmaking, we can help you find someone who shares your Christian values.
If you have questions about maximizing the benefits of the site or how to use any of the features and tools, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Happy Valentine's Day!
Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year - 20 Dec 2008
The holidays are upon us! The staff at DivineMatch would like to take this moment to pause, reflect and thank all of you who have joined, added a profile or simply stopped by to investigate our community of Christian singles. Whether you are seeking friendship, love or a Christian life partner, we are honoured that you took the time to visit. We are still in our infancy and developing a network of faith-driven members can be a process of trial and error. We appreciate your patience and loyalty.
2009 is going to be an exciting year for Christian singles at DivineMatch! We are going to begin a larger outreach by adding new features and offering opportunities for YOU to become more involved. Whether you become an "ambassador", helping us to spread the word about our community, suggest an event, or submit articles about dating, love and marriage from a Christian perspective, we have an opportunity for you. We also want to hear your success stories: how did YOU find a fantastic faith-based relationship and how are you making it work?
Again, thank you for your time and support. We look forward to continuing to serve you as the New Year arrives...
Join The DivineMatch Team! - 18 Nov 2008
We don't just want to be your premier Christian dating site in the UK but we want to be the "go to" place for resources, events, tips and tools for Christian singles. We can't do this alone-we need YOUR help. Are you well-connected with others, either in-person or online at spots like Facebook and MySpace? We want you to join us!
We want to know about dating events for singles all around the UK, primarily focused on Christian singles? When we find out about these, we want ambassadors to help spread the word about these events! You can help others find friendship, love or their future spouses while you help yourself. Send us an email; tell us how you think you can help spread the word about DivineMatch and its mission to help those with a strong Christian faith find each other.
We are also looking for writers to help us create a library of articles about finding the unique experience of dating as a Christian. Articles about where to meet people, how to identify a potential life partner, how to date safely, dating non-Christians, or how to break up with someone when it just isn't working. These are our initial ideas but we want to hear YOURS!
If you are an experienced writer, or you want to give writing a try, send us a 300-500 word writing sample on a similar topic as those listed above. Also include a short biography about you, your dating experiences and perhaps your writing background. We are open to new ideas so don't hesitate to offer those up as well.
We want YOU to be a part of our team, continually collaborating to provide the most comprehensive resource of information for Christian singles and their pursuit of meaningful love and friendship!
DivineMatch Launches! - 23 Oct 2008
DivineMatch, a new state-of-the-art Christian dating and social networking service, has launched today. Based in the UK, DivineMatch facilitates introduction between Christians for friendship, dating or matchmaking.
DivineMatch provides features for describing one's personality and interests, including blog and chat areas. These areas allow Christian singles to fully describe their faith, values and beliefs, not only through a traditional questionnaire, but through other social media that give Christian date-seekers a more in-depth and relaxed portrait of potential dates. These features allow singles a more open forum in which to express themselves, their interests, and value systems.
Recognizing the challenges facing single Christians in the dating world, the founders of DivineMatch built their site to help those of Christian faith to find like-minded individuals with their beliefs and values stated up front. With DivineMatch, members know in advance that their potential dates are Christian with the assurance that they are searching in a private, safe online environment.
Each member is provided a "dashboard" page, which offers a current view of activity of his/her account. It contains new match profiles, activity updates from friends and favourites, blog updates, photos, events, and more. Matchbox tools allow members to track messages, both sent and received, and also keep tabs on any "smiles" sent by other members. DivineMatch offers e-mail notifications of activity as well, so members know immediately of any activity even before they log-in to their DivineMatch account.
DivineMatch consists of a host of features and tools that make it fun and easy to search for a potential partner. From quick to advanced searches, members can save criteria and easily revisit their searches. And perhaps the most powerful tool of all: recommended matches generated from DivineMatch's unique match score system. Members can even send each other virtual gifts.
DivineMatch was founded by Steve Hill, CEO of Watford based media company DivineMass, which has designed and developed over 50 Web sites for various charities and businesses. "Our vision is to establish DivineMatch as the UK's Number 1 social networking site for Christian singles, providing our members with a fun and safe platform to meet other like-minded Christians. Part of our vision for DivineMatch is to provide our members with inspiring and challenging resources surrounding singleness, dating and marriage all from a Christian perspective."