We conducted a review of the CrossPaths app in order to determine how well they serve single people of faith seeking to find like-minded partners. Please, read our review and use it as a point of reference to determine if the app is right for you.
CrossPaths App Review Results
Final Word on CrossPaths
If you are single and Christian, we see no harm in joining CrossPaths. While not every user will get a full range of potential matches due to its small membership base, those that happen to live in areas that are home to more CrossPaths members will get a decent user experience. Besides, it is likely that the CrossPaths user base will continue to grow and expand.
Basic yet functional, its small membership size notwithstanding, we would rate CrossPaths as GOOD.
— Pros and Cons —
- Very powerful free version
- Familiar and easy-to-use user interface
- Fast registration process via Facebook
- Option to link to Instagram
- Small membership base
- Ambiguous faith-related question during registration
- Lack of desktop version
— In-Depth CrossPaths App Review —
If you are a Christian and have used online dating platforms in the past, you are probably used to those which are designed in an established manner. Perhaps they only exist as a desktop version or have limited mobile capability. Maybe their design and features are not on par with other dating sites. CrossPaths is a mobile-only dating app that is designed specifically for Christian singles. It was developed to provide young Christians an online dating platform that emulates the modern features of general dating apps without neglecting the essential community element required for a Christian dating site.
What benefits can you expect to find from CrossPaths?
What is the community like on the app?
What sort of coverage can you expect?
— Availability —
CrossPaths is a mobile-only app. It is available for Android and iOS devices. You can download it and install it as you would any other app from Google Play or the App Store.
— Registration Process —
Registration on the CrossPaths app is made easy because it is done by linking to your Facebook account. The app will download your personal information from your Facebook account along with your images. The developers of CrossPaths claim to do this in order to verify that new registrants are authentic.
Once you have linked your Facebook account you can customize your profile by adding specific physical attribute details, such as height and weight. You can also delete any of the images that CrossPaths uploaded from your Facebook profile. Additionally, you can upload other images if you so desire. Your profile also provides you with an “About Me” section. In that section, you can write a 1,000-word entry describing yourself.
Users also have the option of linking their Instagram accounts.
— Describing Your Faith —
Some people might expect a Christian dating app to offer a wide variety of description and profile choices related to faith. However, the CrossPaths app takes a different approach. When you register, you are presented with a single multiple-choice question regarding how you would best describe your faith. The options that you have to choose from do not consist of simple one-word answers. Each option is a complex phrase.
In the opinion of our testers — as well as that of other individuals who have used the CrossPaths app and shared their opinion online — the way that CrossPaths presents the faith question can be a little confusing. The only options that are presented give very little leeway for individuals to adequately express their level of faith. Many users may find themselves in the position of simply selecting an answer in order to conclude the registration process even though it may not properly reflect their true sentiment.
Additionally, there is no option for users to indicate what Christian denomination they belong to or how open they are to meeting people of other denominations. Being a dating app in the religious niche you would figure that such questions would be essential for their matchmaking algorithm.
— User Interface —
The user interface on CrossPaths is clean and easy to use. Some people might call it generic, others will simply find it comfortable to use because it will seem so familiar if they have used other dating apps in the past.
— Features —
The CrossPaths app consists of two features. The match discovery feature and its chat module.
The discovery feature uses the information collected from user profiles and the search parameters established by each member to generate a list of potential matches. These are presented to the users in a swipe-style manner. In other words, you’re shown the profile image of a user and you are given the option to like or pass. You can choose to look at the person’s complete profile before making your determination. If two users mutually like each other they will both be notified of the fact and they will have 14 days to start a conversation on the chat module.
The chat module is basic and text-based.
It is quite apparent that the developers of CrossPaths were not seeking to be innovators in the technology behind dating apps. They seem to realize that their strong point is the fact that they are a gathering point for people of faith. In other words, CrossPaths’ value comes from its members, not so much so in the way of impressive features.
— Live Events —
CrossPaths sponsors occasional live events in major cities. These are intended to be social mixers for members in order to provide them with an opportunity to meet face-to-face.
— Cost —
CrossPaths is classified as a free dating app. Unlike other dating apps that provide a very limited set of functionality to their free users, CrossPaths is very generous. To be perfectly honest, you can have a full user experience without ever having to pay for an upgrade.
You are not limited in the number of suggested matches that are presented to you as a free member. Neither are you Limited in any way with regards to the chat module. What then is the benefit of a CrossPaths Premium plan?
The premium monthly subscription costs $9.99. It provides premium members with five daily “super likes.” What is a super like? A “super like” is intended as a way to get the attention of somebody who you really want to engage. It presents your profile to them with priority placement.
The user experience for free and premium members are so similar that in the opinion of our testers there really isn’t a need to upgrade.