MeetMindful is one of the newest dating sites and apps on the block. Aimed at helping people find other singles living the mindful life, MeetMindful is the online dating service for those singles who self-identify as spiritual or otherwise mindful, and who are into yoga, meditation, mindful eating lifestyles (vegetarian, vegan, paleo, raw, etc.). It’s where the mindful meet up.
Launched in 2014, and brought to smartphones with the MeetMindful app in 2015, MeetMindful’s founder and CEO, Amy Baglan, explains “There are many dating sites and apps out there, and while they do a good job of helping people meet, more often than not those matches are shallow and don’t last beyond one date. The goal at MeetMindful is to help singles connect on a deeper level, through mindful living practices, such as yoga, meditation and social responsibility. When common interests and meaningful connections are at the core of a match, relationships can thrive.”
(We actually wrote an article about how to find those with common interests on any dating site, by using Google. For that information read The Best Way to Search a Dating Site for What You Really Want.)
But still, it’s nice to be able to go to a dating site knowing that it is populated primarily with ‘your kind of people’.
MeetMindful has you define the interests consistent with its user base that are important to you, right at the outset, by having you select two interests from the following:
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- green living
- conscious diet
- buying local
- personal growth
After selecting your two primary interests, and hitting ‘submit’, you are taken to the area where you can start creating your profile. Right from the outset, MeetMindful distinguishes itself from other dating sites by telling you that:
This is Your Tribe
A safe place to meet mindful singles.
Deep questions designed for truth.
Resources from top dating experts.
Profile audit and review features.
You Can Trust Us
No shady business practices.
When it comes to creating your profile, generally most dating sites are fairly similar, however there are some interesting differences with MeetMindful in terms of the options you are given for describing yourself.
For example, you can state whether you are vegetarian, vegan, raw, gluten-free, pescetarian, or an omnivore (“I eat anything”).
And the religion section includes not only the ‘majors’, but pagan, scientologist, and post-modernist.
After filling out these things, you are taken to the final stage of your profile setup – the mindfulness area.
The options from “My friends might describe me as…” actually become tags on your profile, so that when people are searching, if your profile is a match, they see something like this:
(Note that we intentionally chose profiles that did not clearly show the MeetMindful members’ faces, most profile pictures on MeetMindful are normal headshots, just like you would expect.)
MeetMindful offers a 48-hour initial trial, during which you can browse and even message other members, with no money required. After that it costs $29.00 per month, or you can prepay 3, 6, or 12 months for a discount.
You can check out MeetMindful here.