.- A California court ruled last week that Christian Mingle and it’s affiliate faith-based dating websites must allow LGBT singles to search and be matched with people of the same gender.
The ruling will affect all dating sites owned by Spark, and changes must be made within the next two years.
The JDate site already featured search options for LGBT individuals to find matches.
Spark will also have to pay $9,000 each to Aaron Werner and Richard Wright, the two gay men who sued the company, as well as $450,000 in attorneys' fees, as part of the settlement.
After the settlement, Christian Mingle's homepage now asks users only for their gender.
There are currently no options for selecting the desired gender of one's matches throughout the sign-up process, in filling out a profile, or in searching the site for matches once registered, CBC News reports.
Further changes to the site's search options are expected as part of the settlement.Now that Tinder has become the go-to dating app for many people, more niche services like dedicated christian dating apps are popping up to make it easy for people to come together over religion or another commonality.The Collide app is one example of this, styled just like the swipe-based dating app, but with a focus on helping to connect users that are above all else, religious.As well as being able to filter matches by location and age, the app also lets users share their favorite Bible verses to give more insight when they are considering the possibility of connecting with another user.With its newly launched mobile app, Collide brings modernity to the christian dating community by providing a fun and easy way to start up a meaningful partnership.Apartments in Washington Attorneys in Washington Auto Dealers in Washington Auto Parts in Washington Auto Repair in Washington Beauty Salons in Washington Car Rental in Washington Dentists in Washington Doctors in Washington Flowers in Washington Hotels in Washington Insurance in Washington Loans in Washington Mortgages in Washington Movers in Washington Pizza in Washington Realtors in Washington Restaurants in Washington Storage in Washington Tax Preparation in Washington Travel in Washington Featured More...