The Scoop: TrueLDS has taken a faith-first approach to online dating and provided a friendly matchmaking scene for Latter-day Saints singles. The niche dating website has thousands of members who are looking for a compatible LDS match and God-centric relationship. New profiles must pass a two-pronged screening process — first automated software scans for potential issues and then a team member looks at the profile and approves it. Fake profiles, scam accounts, and spam messages are deleted upon detection. TrueLDS puts in a lot of effort behind the scenes to ensure its community can flourish and foster deep love stories for years to come.
TrueLDS began in 2015 on a mission to unify singles within the Latter-day Saints tradition. Its launch was powered by former Brigham Young University students who had experience in web development and marketing. They were familiar with the struggles that single Latter-day Saints face in areas with few LDS singles and the particular challenges faced by divorced LDS singles over the age of 30.
The first iteration of the dating site was called LDSTogether, and it quickly distinguished itself within the niche of Latter-day Saints dating.
Today, TrueLDS has a good reputation for sparking dates, relationships, and marriages. The site is independently owned and operated by a team of Latter-day Saints, and it takes pride in upholding traditional Christian values.
TrueLDS was designed to match LDS singles with LDS dates. However, the team will not turn away non-LDS folks who are open to an interfaith connection — or potentially converting to join the church their partner attends. All are welcome to set up a free membership and explore this faith-driven community to see what it has to offer.
The only thing TrueLDS asks of non-believers is that they act with kindness and respect the traditions and beliefs upon which this platform — and this religion — was founded.
“If you have absolutely no affinity within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, then please look elsewhere,” the team advised. “Regardless of whether you are a Latter-day Saint or not, we expect all of our members to maintain the standards as set forth by the church!”
Committed to Upholding the Values of Latter-day Saints
The TrueLDS team currently comprises 15 people. Many of them work part time on the dating website as a side gig or passion project.
“Everyone that is involved with TrueLDS is a faithful Latter-day Saint,” a TrueLDS spokesperson told us. “The site is managed by fellow Latter-day Saints, and that connects us to our members.”
The majority of TrueLDS members are over 30 years old and serious about finding a relationship that leads to marriage. Some have gotten divorced within the past few years, and others have never even had a boyfriend or girlfriend. The members range in educational background and career, and they have the ability to write about their life and interests in their profile.
The TrueLDS community welcomes all types of believers. It has helped 20-somethings looking for a platonic friendship, and it has also given hope to senior singles seeking another chance at love.
Sometimes TrueLDS members spark a match immediately, and other times they have to be patient and wait for that perfect match to reveal itself. The dating site’s blog offers motivational tips and words of wisdom to encourage marriage-minded singles to keep searching for love and connecting with grace.
“We, of course, hope that our members find their special someone within a day of signing up,” the team’s spokesperson told us. “However, it is very common for our members to be active on TrueLDS for years — or to come back after months or years of absence.”
A free membership on TrueLDS includes the ability to send messages and virtual gifts. Plus, free profiles can contain up to 50 photos. However, it’s worth noting that only paid members can read the messages in their inbox and see who has viewed their dating profile.
How Technology Can Answer a Single Person’s Prayers
When it comes to the online interface, TrueLDS has stuck to the tried-and-true features that have proven effective on mainstream dating sites and apps. It starts with a free registration process with an email verification required. Once the dating profile is complete, a new member can search for a compatible match by age, location, gender, and other important criteria.
“What makes TrueLDS unique is the enhanced level of privacy and security,” the team told us. “TrueLDS does not collect any personal information other than your email address and what you decide to disclose in your profile.”
Members can feel confident their data is in good hands at TrueLDS. The company deletes profile information from its server 90 days after the user cancels his or her membership. The 90-day grace period is in place in case a person changes their mind and wants to try online dating again. Once deleted, the information is no longer retrievable, so users will have to create a completely new profile if they wish to rejoin the community.
Members have a lot control on the TrueLDS site. They can set their dating profile or photo albums to Incognito Mode and thereby limit who can see their dating profile. The dating platform does not ask members to browse under their real names, and that affords some degree of anonymity and privacy as well.
“The world is a very small place, especially for Latter-day Saints,” a site moderator explained. “It very often happens that I see people on TrueLDS whose ward I have visited or who know someone that I know. It is not uncommon for ex-spouses or fellow ward members to be on TrueLDS at the same time.”
This small-town feel is a major asset of TrueLDS. Individuals don’t have to worry about getting lost in an endless profile shuffle. They won’t be overwhelmed by a flood of match requests. The dating site operates at a much slower pace than mainstream dating apps, and that can be a blessing for Christian singles who want to take the time to establish a sense of fellowship.
Thanks to its values-driven matchmaking, TrueLDS can assist any single person in search of a potential partner who identifies as a Latter-day Saint.
TrueLDS Inspires True Love Stories
Joining TrueLDS is a bit like becoming part of a new congregation. A lot of friendly people are quick to provide a warm welcome and create a strong bond through shared faith. It’s an opportunity to expand one’s social circle and potentially meet a spiritual soulmate. Every new match and conversation has the potential to bring more love into the Latter-day Saints community — and that’s what TrueLDS is all about.
Some couples exchange thousands of messages through the TrueLDS platform. One couple sent over 3,000 chats and eventually got engaged. They contacted the TrueLDS team to request a downloadable file of their text conversation — which they received along with the team’s best wishes.
The TrueLDS team is passionate about helping its devout followers find a spiritually fulfilling relationship and marriage. The company has its priorities straight and focuses on uplifting and connecting true believers. A few of the staff members even fell in love and got married thanks to the TrueLDS network.
“TrueLDS is the only major LDS dating site that is independently owned and managed by fellow Latter-day Saints,” the team’s spokesperson told us. “We therefore have a unique feel for our fellow single brothers and sisters, as we at TrueLDS are (or were) in the same position.”