SOURCE: Spark Networks, Inc.

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March 15, 2016 12:00 ET

Spring Clean Your Love Life: ChristianMingle's Top Ten Tips to Detox Your Dating Life This Spring

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 15, 2016) - ChristianMingle users agree: The biggest value they seek in a significant other is loyalty. According to the largest and most trusted online community for Christian singles, there are several great ways to focus your online dating search toward this value. And now that spring is here, it's not only the perfect time to clean up your home, but also to clean up your love life, and here are their tips to sweep away the old and make room for an awesome fresh start.

"I always get the sense that life around me is changing for the better in the spring. It's also the perfect time to consider refreshing your dating life too," said pastor and author Jarrid Wilson. "I agree with ChristianMingle users that loyalty is a top relationship quality, and one I found with my wife, Juli. I encourage everyone this spring to keep what's close to your heart close to the surface as you continue on the journey towards a relationship that focuses on God."

1. Clean Out Your Dating Apps - That person that just wanted to buy you breakfast? Delete! That person you chatted with for weeks but never made a move to ask you out? Goodbye! Your clean and organized match section will make you feel amazingly accomplished.
2. Spring Board Your Profile with Your Own Tool Box - Use as many catchy phrases as you want, but is that going to find you Mr./Mrs. Right? Probably not. It's daunting but be honest about who you are, what you value and results will follow.
3. Profile Pic Upkeep Time - Yes, you were glowing on Spring Break four years ago or during your college basketball days, but now you're older and wiser and it's time to show that. Have a photo shoot with your friends next time you're hanging out doing your favorite hobby. It will show off your personality and the good mood will show in the photos!
4. Ciao Coffee Dates! - How many times can you awkwardly sit in Starbucks waiting, pretending to be on your phone and then having to order a $5 coffee? Switch it up! Get together and do something seasonal and fun -- find a free concert in your neighborhood, an outdoor movie or a street market.
5. If They're Not Texting You Back, Move On! - They could have been very good looking and smart, but if they're neglecting you, then it's probably not worth that third attempt you're making for a second date. There are lots of other options out there!
6. Put Away the Past - If you're fresh off a break up, take care of your heart, and don't jump right back in. First and foremost, your love life starts with you. Take time to heal! When seeing a picture of your ex on Instagram doesn't send chills down your spine anymore, you're ready.
7. Revamp Your Wardrobe - It's finally date night and you're going to wear the same button-up or tank as last time. It doesn't matter that it "goes with everything," it's got bad date germs all over it. Toss it out and pick up a fresh outfit that makes you feel fresh and confident.
8. Can You Feel It? Summer is Coming - That means one thing. The sun is out! Challenge your sense of adventure and head to the beach or road trip to a scenic hike nearby. The car ride will give you time to play car games and will loosen you up by the time you reach the main event.
9. Consult the Parents - They may be a wee bit older than you, but once upon a time, your parents had game. Ask them for advice! Today's dating scene is dying for some old-school romance.
10. Friend Dates: Bring Them Back - Call in the professionals and spend the day with some of your best friends. Banish the blues and binge watch a Netflix show or eat some pizza: do what makes you smile. Your body will thank you for the cathartic relaxation time and you'll be ready to hit the ground running this spring!

ChristianMingle surveyed their community of online daters and found that out of these tips, #8 will be the top tip they are taking to heart this spring -- 49% of survey respondents will be taking advantage of the nice weather this spring in their dating lives! And for those looking for a new spring romance, ChristianMingle users reported that the top three values they desire in a significant other are loyalty, commitment and faith-minded. The full list of values from the survey, ranked by significance are:

1. Loyal
2. Committed
3. Faith-minded
4. Good sense of humor
5. Patient
6. Confidence
7. Humble
8. Open-minded
9. Adventurous
10. Curious

For more information about ChristianMingle, please visit: www.ChristianMingle.com.

ABOUT CHRISTIANMINGLE
As the world's largest Christian dating site, ChristianMingle is a trusted online dating brand leader with over 15 million like-minded members creating meaningful matches and lasting connections. ChristianMingle is owned and operated by Spark Networks, Inc., whose mission is to create iconic, niche-focused brands that build and strengthen the communities they serve. In addition to ChristianMingle, Spark Networks' portfolio of consumer websites includes JDate®, BlackSingles.com® and SilverSingles®.com, among others. Spark Networks' shares trade on the NYSE MKT under the ticker symbol "LOV" (NYSE MKT: LOV).