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Sometimes there comes a time in life when you think, “Hey I really need to think about what I want, and go for it.” If you happen to be serious about looking for a life partner then Catholic Match might be the dating site for you. It’s full of dedicated single Catholics who are looking for someone special. The site’s tagline is “Grow in faith, fall in love”, and this is the basic outset of the website in general.
Besides this serious dedication to Catholic matches, the site has a few standout features. In particular, we were impressed by the community features, which include chat rooms, forums and articles. These allow you to engage with other members on an even playing field, sharing your thoughts and opinions as a way to get to know each other better.
The site offers information on events near you, although most of these are in the USA. This shouldn’t put you off if you’re from outside the US, though, as there are lots of members from around the world. The important element here is your Catholicism, not your location. You’ll see this reinforced by the fact that the site’s subsections are named after various Catholic saints.
In an attempt to make sure that its members are sincere, devoted Catholics, the site asks questions about your faith and beliefs. This isn’t intimidating, but acts as a way of making sure that everyone is honest about their religious values so that they can all find someone who suits their own mind. These questions cover a lot of important topics such as your views on abortion, papal infallibility and more.These questions aren’t asked to catch you out, rather to make sure that you find people based on honesty, particularly when it comes to your religious and moral views.
However the site also offers an in depth search feature which allows you to really nail down on the particulars and find the ideal match for you, including religious and non-religious elements.
There are just two clean cut membership options for you to choose from: free or paid membership. This keeps things simple, but if you’re looking for something with a few more choices then you might wish to look elsewhere. Prices are a little high for short term contracts in comparison with the site’s peers, particularly since they’ve gone up recently, but they are still affordable for most people.
Basic membership is as you might expect: basic. So, in order to make the most of this site you ought to upgrade. A 6 month contract offers pretty good value, especially since there are various community features which make the site better value than it once was.
You can now chat in forums, in group chats, privately or even decide to attend events. These events run all over the US and sometimes allow you to go on Christian-friendly trips to visit other areas with like-minded single Christians.
Most of the members (much like the events) seemed to be from the US, but you’ll find members from elsewhere, including the UK, Canada and Australia. As a basic member you can perform a search, so we recommend checking how many members live near you, before you begin a paid subscription.
Whilst CatholicMatch.com is relatively simple in some respects, what sets it apart are its community features, which are really worth checking out. If you’re someone who enjoys a good debate or an in depth chat about your beliefs, dating (or anything you prefer) then CatholicMatch.com might be the site for you. With significant improvements over its earlier incarnations, we feel that it has more than ever to offer its members.
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