In their view, the seemingly endless lists of online profiles creates a superficial consumer mentality that undermines the sacrificial nature of Christ-centered love.

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"TRUE.com® is the only online dating service and relationship site endorsed by Psychology Today®.

And no other Internet dating service conducts criminal background screenings and single dating verification." Unfortunately, it's hard to tell exactly what a member receives with at first glance.

A paid user receives the option to take a compatibility test created by Psychology Today, and also has access to private, chat room and video messaging, email, profile searches and viewing.

There is no option to see how long its been since someone has visited their profile at True dating, so knowing if the person you are contacting has a valid membership (and therefore can respond) is a challenge.

I also made sure he met some of my trusted friends early on so they could give me input.

That he was willing to be vetted helped me realize his intentions were sincere and his heart humble.

There are no free trials with True; you'll need a credit card just to register for the 'free' three days, which start automatically if you don't cancel your membership within the initial time frame.

While a lofty idea - only allowing members onto the dating site that meet their strict legal requirements for being "available", "single", and "safe", True had problems from the start with privacy concerns (meaning: it was incredibly invasive), cost to benefit analysis (it just wasn't worth the time to sign up, pay, and then discover that there wasn't anyone nearby on the site), and accountability (how do I *know* someone passed all of their requirements, and, how recently? I wanted to love True, and, I heard from several readers while the site still existed that it was the-place-to-be for online daters serious about meeting someone special.

Scheduling the in-person meeting before you develop serious feelings can help you make wise decisions on whether this is a relationship you want to continue exploring or not. Meeting on a Christian dating site doesn’t automatically mean the person you’re communicating with is who they say they are.