“In the way that [I used to meet guys] — how would I meet anybody from Kentucky? “When I hugged him for the first time, I felt like I was at home. In subtle ways, we see God every single day.” Jeff says finding Nicole through Catholic Singles was God’s reminder to him that his life was not over.“Right when I said I was gonna quit, He was like: No you’re not, you’re gonna quit when I tell you to.
Each approaches its Catholic-ness differently, but for all three, it is the selling point and market niche, not to mention the spiritual reason for being.
“Don’t be fooled by others,” warns Catholic Singles, “Join a true Catholic community!
” Catholic Match makes the same distinction: “Catholic Match, unlike many websites which target Catholics, is faithful to the teachings and values of the Catholic Church.
As such, we provide a service which allows our members to be guided by their values and relationship with God — not with scientific formulas.” While these two sites are looking for the Catholics in the crowd, Ave Maria is looking for a specific crowd within the Catholics, touting “a service solely dedicated to helping faithful, practicing Catholics find their future spouse and help them become a better follower of Christ.” Tens of thousands of Catholics are creating community and meeting their future spouses online at sites like these.
Jeff was tired of the bar scene but wasn’t sure where else to go, so he thought he’d give Catholic a try.
After a few fizzles he met Nicole, who worked at a Starbucks out in California.
But for the site’s members, the issue of faith is essential — it goes beyond a person’s occupation or hair color and reflects one’s deepest values.
As the oldest of the three, Catholic Singles boasts “more Catholic singles than anyone.” In 2008, it added a Spanish language version of the site.
You’re gonna quit when you meet her.” “Face it,” it says on the most, important criteria in looking for friends or a soul mate.” Catholic Singles is a Catholic-owned and operated internet dating site founded in 1997 where, for a fee as low as .95 per month, members can search for a mate.
To single men and women who use non-religious sites like Match.com, and who don’t list their faith as one of their primary criteria in meeting someone, the premium Catholic Singles places on religious beliefs might seem strange.
“I would say that the only thing unique is that the Catholics that come to our site put a higher priority on their faith — they’re specifically looking for other Catholics.” Actually, Catholics have plenty of options, though some sites are a little more about the dating and a lot less about the Catholic.