“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.
Other sites, like catholicmatchmaker.net, are just fronts for much larger matchmaking engines.
In fact, a prospective dater at Catholic Matchmaker, in just two quick links, can “meet lonely housewives” or place naked ads on sites that would make porn star Jenna Jameson blush.
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.
Catholic Thrive, an offshoot of Catholic Singles.com, hosts conferences for singles to meet in person, alongside workshops and presentations on Catholic teachings concerning not just dating but also other relationship issues.
Participants in their Singles Serving Orphans mission trips to places like Nicaragua receive discounted conference rates.
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.