Dave and Katie were doing the equivalent of the high school couple who keeps looking at each other across the dance floor, obviously interested in each other, but nothing happening. In the world of CatholicMatch that means they kept clicking on each other’s profile, showing up in the other’s encounters, but with no actual contact taking place.
“Is this guy going to make a move or what?” Katie thought.
Finally she decided it would have to be her who made the first move. “I figured if he was interested he would message me back, and if not, well, it was his loss,” she told CatholicMatch, displaying the healthy pro-activeness that’s easy to accept, but hard to act on. It paid off. She got a nice message back in return.
The messages became longer and eventually the budding couple Ohio decided it was time to talk on the phone, and Katie volunteered her number to Dave. She’s a teacher and her spring break was a perfect opportunity for them to talk more and eventually get together for dinner at a local restaurant—a dinner that would take three hours.
After their second date they began getting together several times a week, which soon upgraded itself to every day. They have not shied away from talking about the future and what their goals would be as a couple.
Katie may have been the one who initiated the relationship, but she has come to appreciate the true partnership their relationship has become—“Dave is all about making decisions together and being a team which I love!”. A man like this in her life was something she always prayed for, but wondered if she’d ever find. “You hear of other people’s prayers being answered, but you don’t think that it will happen to you,” she said.
It’s important to note though that the reality of Kate’s prayers being answered would never have been known if they would have just kept viewing each other’s profiles. She took the initiative and gave God’s plan a chance to work in her life. It’s a good lesson for us all and applies well beyond the field of relationships—we have to count on God to act, yet constantly ask ourselves what we need to be doing to make it possible. Katie and Dave are the latest testament to that.