First, they provide a large pool of potential matches and they all have a large number of Catholics present on them.Second, they all have ways of indicating how important your faith is to you and matching you with people based on this characteristic.To set up a profile on e Harmony, you take a personality questionnaire consisting of over 400 questions.
The United States has over 40 million people registered on over 1,500 online dating sites.
These numbers are a bit overwhelming, so it is helpful to go over sites that might be most useful to Catholics.
The limitation is that it’s up to you to indicate how important your faith is and what values you hold most important.
You must take the initiative in attending to those whose faith and morals seem compatible.
This process eliminates those interested in casual dating and attracts those who are looking for serious relationships.
Some believe that this is the reason e Harmony is one of the few online dating sites that has more women than men.
Catholicmatch and Catholicmingle are two of the more prominent sites.
Catholicmatch is run by Acolyte, LLC (whose founder is a Catholic) and seems to be the largest site with approximately 200,000 users.
It is run by Spark Networks, which competes with general dating sites by operating a consortium of niche sites that includes Black Singles, Christian Mingle, and, its most famous site, JDate, for Jews.
The one site that is slightly different is Ave Maria Singles. The website “pledges to offer a service solely dedicated to helping faithful, practicing Catholics find their future spouse and help them become a better follower of Christ.” The site is for Catholics who are able to marry in the Church and opposed to using contraception.
At the end of the questions, encourages you to post a picture of yourself to generate greater interest in your profile.