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This website is not just for finding a match. If you like chatting online about catholic topics this site is good. As for meeting a match I can say that I dated for three months a great woman that I met on this site but it did not work out well enough to get married. I still wish her the best but it was just not right for both of us.
Not much to say. Little real activity here as far as profiles of eligible men. However, the forums are interesting and discussion is very active. If you like forums, you will like these. However, do not expect to be matched with many men, especially if you are older than 50, etc. I can’t speak for the much younger people, but if you are older, you will see the same profiles as matches every time you sign up. Not recommended for the price. Also, if you are divorced, you are going to have a tough time as many of the male profiles will not date a divorced woman unless she has a papal annulment. There are many limitations to using a religious site for the older woman.
If you are outside the US the cost is the same but the service is less. Despite having thousands of non American members there is no accommodation for them on the site, e.g
forum pages and meet ups. the county and city data is terrible. In Ireland there are only four or five locations. For example everyone in Leinster lives in Dublin. I’ve put queries
into the website to ask it to be more country- responsive, but they are politely dismissed. It’s also hard to tell how recently members have been on line. Some active users are
old profiles that are not apparently in use. If there was another catholic European sensitive option I would join it.
Strange People with Personal Agendas
This dating site is nothing like I would have anticipated. People do not even answer you, as friendly as you try to be. You at least get this response from free sites. People may reach out and what one finds is that there are scammers everywhere. Even on this site. The difference is that they use religion as a way in which to reel people in and make them believe that they are interested in a relationship that is surrounded in faith and belief in the Catholic Church. It is their faith and belief and it is not truly in line with the faith. It is no different than any other site and quite frankly, you can find people on other sites that you do not have to pay at all or pay much less for the same caliber of people. There are also many other sites that have success stories.
Would not recommend.
I liked Catholic Match. Most people on the site are very down to earth, not snobby, and did walked the talk regarding their Catholic faith. You have to pay to send messages so don’t expect a free ride here. Still it is worth it since the members are what you want.
When creating a profile give yourself a good 45 minutes to complete it as it is long. Longer than any other dating site I tried. This is good as it makes the the search feature really useful as you can search on anything.
I haven’t used the matching yet though as it looks like you have to spend another 30 minutes or so to answer even more questions. This feels more like eharmony. I want to see my matches but I have already answered a pile of questions and don’t really want to answer any more. Maybe I will finish the questions later. Not sure if many members have even filled this part out. I assume you can only be matched with others who have.
My take about CatholicMatch is to try it, not have any high expectations, and most importantly, listen to your gut! I have been fortunate to meet some very nice Catholic men.