The “Faith, Hope & Love” blog is filled with success stories of couples who took a risk and found love despite distance, divorce and heartache. I read these stories regularly and marvel at how God can work through the complexities of life and bring two people together at the perfect time.
But how did each of us get here in the first place?
I joined CatholicMatch nearly one year ago in an attempt to better understand the online dating world for the purposes of this blog and within days, I began messaging with my boyfriend, George – the one and only person I’ve dated from this site. We discovered we share the same birthday and the same alma mater.
“I felt a sign to be on here, honestly. Back in early 2009, I first heard about it from a guy I was working a retreat with. At the time, he was dating a girl from here. It was maybe one and a half to two years later when I did a free membership, and I started subscribing in October. I was reading a Catholic book, and there was a little postcard size advertisement for CatholicMatch. Shortly after subscribing, I found out that a friend who had recently gotten engaged had met her fiancé on here. I had met him in 2009 while they were dating but had no idea that had met online. So it was quite a shock to find out they had met on CatholicMatch! So those were 3 signs that I should sign up/stay on here.
30, Slidell, LA
“A few years ago, my son asked me if we could buy a new mommy, if they didn’t cost too much (if only he knew). I sort of liked the idea of having a special someone, not to mention the obvious lack of the feminine touch with the kids. I found CatholicMatch and signed up.”
58, Forest Grove, OR
“This was the perfect venue for me. I love meeting new people. It was a challenge of a personal nature because I never considered online dating before. Because my faith has always come first, I thought here would be a good place to start.”
44, Norwich, CT
“I live in a small town in the south. There are very few single women my age at my church. I decided I was too isolated and needed to become more available.”
58, Blacksburg, VA
So CatholicMatchers, whether it was out of convenience, hope for a faith-filled marriage or a desire to develop friendships with other single Catholics, share your story of how you first joined CatholicMatch!