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CatholicMatch launches new chat rooms as virtual cafe

Faith Focused Dating - Grow in Faith, Fall in Love.

by Christina Ries


PITTSBURGH - Singles who had been feeling crowded in CatholicMatch's only chat room, the bustling Saints Cafe, can heave a sigh of relief: the site has unveiled two additional chat rooms, dubbed Saints Cafe Patio and Saints Cafe Lounge, for those seeking a little fresh air or a bit more elbow room.

Members have praised the additions, which allow them to choose the size and pace of a web chat. "Some days you embrace the energy in Saints Cafe. Other days you crave a smaller group," CatholicMatch Co-Founder Brian Barcaro said.

The new chat rooms have been well received. "I've tried Saints Cafe but it is very full, so I just read what is being said and usually don't add much to the discussion," admitted Joyce-390076, who now chats in the Saints Cafe Patio. Mary-Kate-431064, who has enjoyed some one-on-one chats in the Saints Cafe Lounge, agreed. "I like coming here when it gets too busy in the other rooms," she wrote.

Other times it's fun to participate in a big group conversation and watch it bounce from vocations and passions to sports and film. A recent chat in the Saints Cafe touched on bucket lists. Ludwik-33046 wrote: "Item number two marked off the list after Stonehenge at the summer solstice." Daryl-419540 added, "I need to redo my bucket list...I did them all." 

"I love popping into Saints Cafe," Barcaro said. "I am always stimulated and often inspired."