The parent company owns many dating sites, not just this LDS one. From the start, you control who can view your profile and who can email you. This site is exclusively for Mormons and entirely free.Website: 2001Website: 1996Both sites are owned by the same parent company and appear to utilize the same database of profiles. Joining is free but you must pay in order to utilize the services that actually connect you with people. The parent company owns many dating sites, not just these LDS ones. What is more, it is designed to be a Tinder-esque alternative for LDS members.My suggestion is that the church uses the existing technology that has been developed with LDS accounts, and picture posting, and supplements this with additional text fields to allow single adults to present profiles of themselves, find other single adults, and communicate with them.
Unfortunately these and other similar websites suffer from two major problems:1) There are many such services, each with an increasingly smaller subset of the population, making it time consuming and frustrating to locate people in your area.2) They are commercial businesses, and to actively communicate with people you must subscribe. If the church wants to help its single adults to find a spouse, then I believe it should do everything in its power to facilitate this goal.
It is long overdue that the church uses technology to aid this goal.
They are not entirely explicit on costs, but you can get an idea based on what gift subscriptions cost.e Harmony is a large site.
It is not clear how they can exclude it to just Mormon singles.
It is not explicit about its costs or its services.