A new Christian dating app is on the market offering single believers seeking meaningful relationships the opportunity to find their “sanctified boo.”
“Whether you’re COGIC, Apostolic, Baptist, Pentecostal, Non-Denominational, or something else, your Churchy Points will show how you’re connected on more than one level,” reads the description on the Churchy Date website.
The app is the brainchild of software engineer and entrepreneur Damon Collins. Collins describes the Churchy Date app in a press release as “the first of its kind to incorporate the nuances of the Christian faith with Black culture and humor.”
The app website says connections are built on the pillars of faith, laughter, and love. Users log on and, in addition to posting the usual details, pick from a list of Christian denominations and share their story. Among options for their “secular attributes” are ethnicity, size, and whether they smoke or drink. Users also get “churchy points” based on church attendance, their role at church, if they speak in tongues, their tithe and offering status, and more.
Rejecting or accepting a prospective boo as a match is supposedly as easy as swiping right (“well done”) or left (“depart from me”). An “x” and a heart-shaped icon also appear beneath profiles, as does a link to report users.
Based on this writer’s installation of the app on an Android smartphone, a Church App profile is easy to set up. However, swiping through profiles can be frustrating as the app lags, appearing a little buggy.
While the basic Churchy Date app is free for Apple and Android users, premium features start at $4.99. The app had more than 100 downloads from the Google Play store and an average of 4.8 stars out of five based on six reviews at the publication of this article. It had a 4.7 rating based on 15 reviews on the Apple’s App Store.