Reviews are right 1/5
A lot of fake profiles. Just about everyone wants to chat off of the app within just a few minutes of matching on the app. Why? It makes no sense at all. I usually unmatch from someone as soon as they ask to chat from a different app and one guy as soon as he asked to chat off of the app, I told him that you know it doesn’t make any sense why everyone wants to chat off of the app and if he was interested he could chat with me via Google. Before I could even delete him he already unmatched me so goes to show you that lotta these profiles are fake. They do not vet these people.
I Met My Husband On This App! 5/5
That is actually it! I met him on this app. I was on it for a good week, and I had a couple of dates, but I wasn’t finding anyone I could truly connect with, until I saw Andrew’s profile. We matched pretty quickly!❤️
His side of the story is that he was focusing on his relationship with God for a good 3 years, and then saw a little pop up ad for the app. He prayed earlier that day to show him a sign if he should start dating again, and there it was! He got on the app, made a profile..turns out I was the first person he matched with on there!😍
We met at a Ramen joint and the rest is history.❤️ Our first year anniversary is coming up in a week, and I cannot be more proud and happy with the man God picked for me (with the help of this amazing app)!
If you are debating about which app to sign on, please use this one! It has great features like being able to see what religion the person is! It’s even great to make some new friends on!
I obviously HIGHLY recommend this app! Give it a shot, you honestly might find the one!❤️☺️
Greatest intentions although poor execution 2/5
Pros: layout, seeing denomination, basic info like wanting or having children, great choices to swipe from on here.
Cons: no matter where you set the distance. It matches you with people light years away. Most people are not willing to relocate. So this is a bummer. It only gives you 2-5 people in your area a day due to the algorithm
Support is terrible 1/5
They have ignored my email 4 times. My account signed off one day and I haven’t been able to receive a code since to log back in, so my profile is still active but not able to respond.
Waste of money and won't stop asking for more 1/5
Not that there are any good apps for dating but this surely is not one of them. You have to use location services but I only wanna date only where I live and I am not always where I live. You'll get a like or even super like and they won't respond. Lots of people suggesting you download line app. Just a lot of nothing at all. You should feel like you got something for the money you spent before the hooligans ask for more money. Upward the only thing going up how much they ask for you money after you give them some.
My opinion 1/5
In my opinion it is a waste of time glitches and you will match with someone but wolt talk or reply then even if you pay for it same thing and I think it needs a lot of work and filtering through the fake and underage users
App Scams 2/5
This APP has no way of verifying if someone is who they say they are. It does not require a social media verification or video verification. I have had several scams of people from out of the country presenting themselves as other people.
I have in my preferences that I’d like to stay under 60 miles from my location, yet I keep getting matched with people thousands of miles away. I think a number of the men are bots or scammers because there are some duplicate answers in the profiles I’ve seen, with different men. And the responses in chats sometimes make no sense, as if not written by someone who uses English as their native language. I paid for one month and am so disappointed.
In addition I have tried to address this with emails and it hasn’t helped.
Don’t recommend 1/5
This app is full of scammers. It’s not worth downloading. It’s also difficult to delete your account once you make one. DO NOT RECOMMEND!!!!
I needs to verify it’s users 1/5
I’ve been on this app 2 weeks now, and so far I’ve only encountered fake profiles I can say that more than 90% of them are scammers and fake profiles. probably 3 from all the ones I chatted with are real. It’s unfortunate because for some of us who are serious in finding a relationship with someone who is a legit Christian, there’s so many people who are usurping someone else’s identity pretending to be Christian and it turns out they are nothing more than scammers making up crazy stories even pretending to be kidnapped or about to loose they’re job and asking for money, bank accounts or credit card information. I wouldn’t want to invest my money in an app that doesn’t verify it’s users like bumble or other apps do with facial recognition. It needs a lot of improvement in that area
Upward improved indeed🥰 5/5
By Investor Para
Very good and I’m starting to enjoy it again..
FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE 1/5
Nothing but fake profiles
Stick to the other apps 1/5
If you want to match with someone twenty years younger who lives 300 miles away, then this is the app for you!
Too many scammers 1/5
I’ve been on this app for two weeks and only encountered scammers. They all have the same line “I’m in the military and need money…” smfh. It’s a shame. I wish I can give it no stars. Maybe I look like an easy target 🤷🏾♀️
Avoid it like the plague 1/5
Avoid this app like the plague. The people do not seem to be Christians at all and it is full of fake profiles and bots. Total waste of time, energy and money
Lot of fake accounts 1/5
No replies. Seems like users are not real. Barely got any likes .
Worst experience so far 1/5
Fake profiles and cat fishers. It’s awful. There should be a better screening process like facial recognition etc.. It’s sad that even a Christian based app is subjected to these scammers.
So many fake profiles and all my matches are from hundreds, if not thousands, of miles away. Not being matched with anyone close to the settings I’ve selected.
Too expensive 1/5
I wish there was a trial. It’s nice but a little too much
The app doesn’t tell you ahead of time that you will not be able to see any person that likes you unless you pay. If I could give zero stars I would
Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing 1/5
I strongly encourage everyone considering Upward to read the critical reviews with discernment and prayer. I used this app for less than 4 days and became so concerned for my privacy and safety that I sent an email to developers with my numerous concerns and deleted my profile. Though I can’t definitely prove it, it is my belief (see evidence below) that 95% of the profiles I encountered were scams of some kind and I didn't talk to a single “real” user of the service. Please don’t give this app your time, private information, or money.
tl;dr: the profiles are fake, the scammers are employing numerous emotional appeals and psychological techniques to get your personal information, and this entire app seems so infested with scammers that it’s a massive waste of time and a significant personal security risk. Don’t let these people harvest your personal information!
* There isn’t a distance filter, only a “sort” by distance. This means everyone on the service has access to your information regardless of distance, which likely makes it easier for scammers to do their nefarious work.
* About an hour after creating my profile, I had 99+ likes, which is the ceiling of the “like counter”. I’m not unattractive but I’m also not a supermodel…this was the first red flag.
* Over the course of 3 days, I matched with maybe 12 men immediately after swiping right, meaning they had all swiped right first. All very attractive guys who claimed to be doctors, lawyers, etc with well written profiles and descriptive personal faith statements. Within seconds to a few minutes after matching, I received a response from a majority of them, maybe 9. Red flag #2. It’s statistically improbable to be on the app at the same time we matched AND to feel compelled to respond immediately. The matches don’t expire. This is very weird. Unless the matches were being monitored at Scammer Central.
* Red flag #3: “Hello beautiful” was the initial response from almost every one of the 9 “immediate” responders. Exactly that phrase. Two things can be true at once. I am in fact beautiful and “hello beautiful” is the opening line of the scam. The other response I got was a paragraph of broken English that was clearly run though Google translate.
* Red Flag #4. Most conversations started with “how long have you been on the app” and “what are you looking for?”. Standard questions on a dating app I suppose, but almost all of them asked the same questions. One sad scammer pushed the wrong button and sent a pre-written answer (word for word the same as a previous match) to a question I hadn’t even asked.
* Red Flag #5: nearly all of these men also tried to take things offline within the first 10 minutes by asking for my phone number, WhatsApp, or email address.
*. And…the best for last: Red Flag #6: Duplicate profiles are actually somewhat sophisticated. I ran into two profiles with clearly the same attractive, square jawed man, but different names, ages, location, and faith background. The photos in each profile were distinct with slightly different selfie angles and clothing, but the same backgrounds and the same distinctive dogs. Either the scammer is this attractive man or the scammers have hacked this poor guy’s Insta account and are impersonating him.
One of the better one's so far 4/5
A good portion of the ones I've met on here seem to be actually looking to talk and go on dates, and even trying to pursue finding someone to marry--the main downside is not many are local.
You do have to be careful of bots and scammers, but that's on nearly any app now, tbh. Still recommend over other apps, at least thus far.
Very dissatisfied 1/5
Tons of fake profiles and likes. Very limited selection within my age / distance range. So sorry I joined.
Love this app 4/5
This app reminds me of Bumble except the people on here seem so much more focused on creating genuine connections. This is such a wonderful alternative to other dating apps. I wish they had a way to filter likes the way Bumble does. On Upward, every person who swipes right, shows up on your Likes page whether they’re outside your age range or live hundreds of miles away. I just wish there was a way to filter that. Other than that, it’s a great app, I highly recommend!
Catfish Overload!! 1/5
I had great experiences with this app a few months back but now it seems like every guy I message now is not who they say they are! Super sketchy, with poor English, no socials, refuses to video chat and asks questions that are MAJOR red flags. It happened once so I blocked the guy and started over hoping it was a fluke… next guy SAME THING. I started noticing patterns on multiple dating profiles of similar poor English phrasing and words so I’m done. It’s already hard enough being on dating apps…. Why do I have to do the extra legwork to prove they are a real person!?!? Please increase your security or something…. So disappointed. Never using this app again.
Greedy Clowns 1/5
The prices went up at least double from the last time I was on it. Imagine spending $30 on a dating app for one short month with like 30 people in the pool….
Very disappointed 1/5
By Kristine Hatton
This used to be a great app. Met my last boyfriend here. Relationship didn’t work out, but that’s not the app’s fault. What *is* the app’s fault is not giving me a way to re-enable my account. That, by the way, I do *not* remember disabling myself. When it gives the link to send a message to customer service or whatever it is, the link is broken.
Technical issues and no authentic verification 2/5
By Tiffany Nicole Adams
It’s challenging to get into this app daily. I have to reboot my phone or delete and download the app again. I’ve encountered some scammers so I think a better way to gage is photo verification. I literally don’t want to spend money here because I never know who I am conversing with
Doesnt Match Nearby! 2/5
For some reason, the tracking services are accurate yet it always shows christ followers whom are 50-400 miles away. App would be anlot more enjoyable by staying true to its distance limitations.
For goodness sake, avoid this app! 1/5
By ry the pop girl
As far as I can tell an utter and complete abyss of fake profiles and predators.
like most dating apps 3/5
I will say for a born again Christian this is probably the best app. The interface could be better but it flows alright. Just because I say it’s the best app, doesn’t really mean much other than if you’re going to waste your time on a dating app and have false hopes, this one isn’t so bad. I really love that there is the choice to do as much distance as possible. I say that because I am in LA, there are not many born again Christian’s here and I don’t want to be here anymore which means I’m happy to leave for someone worth while. I really dislike they have the option for what someone is looking for such as “casual 😉”, that literally doesn’t make sense to a Christians beliefs and values and it is a huge turn off. However, I’m not surprised because a lot of users aren’t Christian because they say they are “other” or “spiritual” or they are “Christian” but very clearly not born again, they are more Christian culture and are very much in the world. I say this is app is like most dating apps in the sense as it is hopeless! It seems whether you are living in the world or living by Gods standards and ways, the dating world is a pitiful place and no-thing happens or goes anywhere because people are too consumed by options and playing the game. As much as I want a family, I will put my focus on the Lord and at the end of the day that brings me the most peace and contentment. He will make a way if it’s meant to happen but I don’t think this app is apart of the plan.
The best Christian app I Know About 4/5
By Hey Ricky You So Fine
The app is easy to use. I like that. You are allowed to use certain features for a period of time before they ask for your money. Nothing wrong with that. I get it. They got bills to pay. I got bills to pay too. I would just like not to be CONSTANTLY asked to use boost or the super like button.
-Warning to all who use the app: be aware of the fake people that are out to swindle you through some sort of cryptocurrency scam. Been using the app for a few months now and have met two of these imposters so far. It would be nice if there were extra security features that helped guard against these scammers but they are GOOD and I don’t know if the app managers can really do anything about it.
Fishy phishing and no verification 5/5
By your mombitch
I have my profile set for women yet I’m constantly seeing men this makes swiping extremely tedious and uncomfortable there shouldn’t be people I’m not looking for showing up
We should be allowed to select more than 3 preferences. Race/Ethnicity should also be an option for preferences, especially since body type is an option for preferences. How shallow is that for a supposed Christian app?!?!? Also that price is ungodly expensive just to see likes. Lastly why does this app need access to our location to browse the app? No other dating app worth having requires our location like this.
NOT IMPRESSED!!! 2/5
Why am I getting Pride365 ads!!!! I thought this was a Christian based app?!!! I DONT support PERVERSITY and CONFUSION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nothing but bots 1/5
Did a one month version of this and I don’t know how many times my profile got liked by the same person with the same profile picture but different names in different age this app is ridiculous not worth the money
Beware of this app , it is full of scammers !!!! Don’t bother with it.
Don’t bother 1/5
It’s obvious the developers gave up on this app seeing as how numerous people have suggested things and the developers still have yet to update or change the app in any way. The spam , sex, and scam bots have taken over. If you like someone or they like you you’ll never be able to know who they are unless you pay $30-$80, depending on what plan you use. Plus you can’t set a preference on what race or denomination you want and the distance is off.
Many Fake Accounts/Scammers 1/5
This app is filled with fake accounts and scammers. It’s unbelievable! There are some beautiful American girls that want to fall in love with you and move in with you or whatever but when you insist on having a telephone conversation you get a voice that doesn’t match at all. Then I did a little research and found out there are once called Nigerian Romance scams everywhere. This site does not qualify members whatsoever.
Some changes please 3/5
By iiooss usser
Your app is great to find people lokking for a serious relationship, but the fact that the smallest age range that can be selected is 6 years... is just too much theres too many people in that range... so please for the love of God allow this to be any range that the user choses, other than that the app is great.
Useless settings 1/5
Your preferences won’t matter. You’ll see everyone on this app. Set my preferences to 35 miles, within a few likes, I was at 150 up to 300 miles away. I don’t really care how cute you are, with these gas prices, I’m not driving 300+ miles to meet you.
Upward: a simple solution to a major problem 5/5
By Harrison 53
The 3 main problems most dating apps have for a christian guy are:
•Not enough Christian women
•Not enough filters to be selective with
•Women who aren’t only looking for christian guys / Weak in their faith.
This app solves all 3. This app has great filters, a christian only precedent, and a predetermined place in your profile to describe your relationship with God in.
I can’t think of a better dating app that a christian could get on.
This app used to be great, now completely ruined with the micro transactions. Accidentally skipped someone I really really wanted to like and of course now I either have to swipe through half the country to see her again or pay 20 dollars. So sad, the people who run this app just don’t care or have any shame anymore.
Too Many Fake Profiles 1/5
Most of the profiles are fake. Don’t give out your personal info until they can somehow verify themselves through social media or even Snapchat.
It is MUCH Better Now 5/5
I met a girl 1 ½ years ago. She was really sweet but I'll spare the story here.
What I want to say about the app, however, is that it is WAY improved over what it used to be. I'd still like it more if I could set a home location to search for others around.
Go use United Young 1/5
If you're a Christian and serious about finding another believer, use United Young. They vet profiles and ask you questions about your faith and overall is better than this app in every way
Just 🤦🏽♀️ so u can’t see your likes without paying? And there’s no way to filter your options?
Good. But could be better. 4/5
I think this is a good app for Christian singles to connect with each other. Mostly everyone you come across is looking for a relationship or marriage and that’s what mostly everyone else is looking for. There’s a few issues though. I could have maybe 9+ matches. But no matter how many times I swipe right, I can never seem to find them, so it gets a little frustrating. There’s a premium feature just like every other dating app and I remember when this app first came out it was $9.99 a month. Now it’s $29.99 a month which is extremely unreasonable for handful of matches.
Full of fake profiles! Don’t bother. 1/5
I had the app for months. There were so many fake profiles. I’d say 70% of all the profiles shown were scammers. Many of them using the same pictures with different names. The app would be much better if the accounts were verified. Don’t waste your time on this app.