HOLY: Christian Dating & Chat 17+
Meet friends. Date singles.
- Offers In-App Purchases
HOLY: The best rated Christian dating & friendship app. Connect with people on mission for the Gospel. Make friends. Grow your faith together. It’s free to join!
HOLY (formerly United Young) is an app to meet people who love Jesus, made by married couple Kathleen & Jonathan.
Every day the app lets you connect with an inspiring selection of Christians near you.
See someone you’re interested in? Wave at them. If they wave back, we will connect you both and you can chat!
• Find a friend within the Christian community.
• Read why people say Jesus matters.
• Share your testimony and Bible inspiration.
• Find inspiration in the faith journey of people near you.
• Discover people in similar seasons of life.
Note: Christ-honoring dating is only available to those who are single and of age 18 and upward.
We welcome everyone who confesses Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, and considers themselves a Christian (confessing the Nicene Creed) to join! We seek to connect the greater Christian community, and are united in our love for Jesus.
Whether you are Catholic, Nondenominational, Evangelical, Anglican, Baptist, Reformed, Orthodox, Pentecostal, Lutheran, Methodist, or are just at the beginning of your journey with Jesus, you are welcome to join our diverse community of believers!
This app was inspired by the call to unity (in Ephesians 4 & John 17) and the call to love and encourage one another (in Hebrews 10 & 1 Thessalonians 4). In addition we were greatly inspired by Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s book “Life Together”. Bonhoeffer beautifully describes how we can see Jesus more clearly in the lives and testimonies of our brothers and sisters.
** Winner of both Jury and People’s Choice Award at NYC Redeemer Presbyterian’s Center for Faith & Work’s Startup Pitch Night. **
HOLY is free to download and use. This is made possible by members who generously subscribe to our Supporter plan. Supporting HOLY lets us further the app and its mission, and gives access to extra features.
Supporter benefits include:
• See all received waves in one place.
• Go back with 48 hour history.
• Send priority messages.
• See when chats are read.
The price and duration of our Supporter subscriptions are clearly displayed in the app. You can manage and cancel your subscriptions by going to your account settings on the App Store after purchase.
We hope you are inspired, and would love to hear from you!
Connected in Christ,
Kathleen & Jonathan
United Young is now HOLY. Thanks for all your great feedback! We’re so excited to keep improving the app. This update packs a bunch of refinements and bug fixes. We’ve added dating goals to help us connect you better. Accidentally skip a profile? You can now always access your last seen profile in History, for free! We improved our screen layouts for all of you who use Display Zoom. Haptic feedback has been reduced for a less buzzy and more serene experience. We updated our Community Guidelines with reminders to keep things holy, uplifting, and Christ-like. And wherever we could, we aimed to make the app more clear. All this so that you can keep connecting and encouraging one another. Enjoy, and be blessed!
Ratings and Reviews
Met my husband so can’t complain 😂
I did the whole “download and delete dating apps game” for about a year. Downloaded United Young in October of 2020, started talking to a guy in November 2020, officially started dating him in January 2021, engaged in April 2021, married in August 2021. We joke about this all the time because one of the first conversations I had with him I stated, “Don’t even talk to me about dating for at least a year.” …and we got married 8ish months after meeting 😂 We have been married for a year and a half now and we are both still baffled at how God worked this all out.
I’m not saying your story will be the same, I’m not encouraging everyone to get married quickly (but I will say it is very apparent if God is the center, so why wait)?! My husband and I both really liked how this app was deliberate about who Jesus is to you and how your walk with the Lord is. Most other Christian dating apps are just like, “What’s your denomination?”…seriously?!
Anyway, considering I met my husband through United Young I can’t NOT recommend it. I will say, just be diligent in seeking God’s will through it all. Don’t take things too seriously either and think every guy you talk to is going to be your potential husband 😂
I honestly like the app or the ease of finding friends who believe what you do and have the same goals BUT most females on here are just promoting themselves or their Bible study. Now, nothing wrong with Bible Study and I am a lover of the Word- however, I’m here to make friends- I thought that was the purpose of the app. Most of the “friends” I connected with invited me to a Bible study and then I didn’t hear from them after lol like what??And there were some bible studies I was invited to and attended and the person that invited me wasn’t even there?? And this has happened more than once. It’s Weird. I feel this is the type of stuff that turns people away from truly experiencing Christ. Not everybody is even comfortable attending group meetings and may have anxiety with being around other people. Some people aren’t even fully mature to know what Bible study is and attend. You can show the love of Christ, be a true friend, share the Gospel without even mentioning your Bible study. You can’t connect with someone by just inviting them to your Bible study. Friendship is much more than that and you’re missing a whole audience by doing that. Thanks for listening lol. Thanks for the app but I’m unsubscribing for this reason. I’m better off meeting people in person which I have no problem doing either lol all said with love ❤️ and I was strictly on here to meet friends. I did appreciate that since I’m married , it only suggested females to friend. I like that.
Best Christian-Dating App I've Seen
I'd never heard of this app until a few days ago when I downloaded it somewhat as a lark. I was very, very pleasantly surprised by the level of care and intentionality that clearly went into it. In terms of experience, United Young is essentially a nice combination of the best elements of Hinge and Coffee Meets Bagel and that is designed specifically for Christians. I'm genuinely impressed by what Jonathan and Kathleen, the app's creators, have produced. I'm impressed by the video introductions they give, that they personally review every application to join, the type of questions they ask for your profile, the constant support and attention they offer, and even by the way they market the app. Clearly, they have an earnest commitment to their mission to create an app that fosters Christ-centered relationships and communities. I love this app and I want it to succeed. It's not perfect--there are a few features I wish it had, its user base is still relatively small, at least in my area--but I respect its creators, I think it's the best Christian dating app right now, and it has a lot of potential. If it continues to grow, I think this could easily become the top dating app for Christians like me. Jonathan and Kathleen deserve your support. Download it and give it a try.
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- United Young Inc.
- 28.4 MB
- Social Networking
- Requires iOS 14.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 14.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- 17+ Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
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