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Okay, I promise at some point I will write a funny, light-hearted post! I am a social and political commentator at heart, so you will be getting a lot of ticked off, incredulous posts if you read this blog! )Suffice to say, I have some familiarity with two of the Catholic online dating services, Ave Maria Singles and Catholic Match. I think in general the sites have been wonderfully successful in helping Catholics find spouses.
But for some reason I am just ticked off and incredulous about things these days, ha ha!! For years I have heard that CM has more socially "normal" men utilizing their site, but that the CM men dissent from Church teaching in far greater numbers than the men on AMS. My first thought was: "Why the heck does this guy even stay Catholic?
The site is committed to serving faithful, practicing Catholics, so you probably wouldn't have to be as wary of the beliefs of the people you encounter.
Although I'm sure people of all ages meet on this site, the couples that I do know that met there were in their 30s and 40s, and it seemed to me that people on this site seem to be more marriage-focused than those on Catholic Match (which may have to do with its emphasis on serving faithful, practicing Catholics).
Another difference between the two sites is that there is a one-time fee for Ave Maria Singles (which means a bigger up-front cost) but you can search for a spouse until you find him/her, while you pay monthly for Catholic Match (they do have discounts for longer periods of time).
I paid for a six month membership when I signed up, but met my husband on Catholic Match within two weeks of being on, so you never know how long you'll need it, but I can't say that I regret the cost - my husband was more than worth it.
Meaning, a good percentage of the men describe themselves as being in agreement with five out of seven important Catholic beliefs. The pattern, she said, goes like this: Five out of seven. How can it be that a man could accept the Church's teaching on the Immaculate Conception, but not on pre-marital sex?
A wider search pool It makes sense to start your dating attempts meeting people off-line.
However, unless you are successful, you eventually run out of new people to meet at your church and it’s really hard to meet good Catholics at places other than church. The nice part of Catholic Match is that most of the people on the site are Catholics and they have specific profile questions to ask how Catholic people are.
I met my husband through God's grace, with a little help from a Catholic online dating site.
(If you are curious about our story, you can see the "success story" I wrote here.) I feel called to share our story because I know that there are many others out there that are too nervous or embarrassed to try online dating, and you shouldn't be!