8 Reasons to Choose CatholicMatch
We at CatholicMatch feel that it is important for single Catholics to enter the online dating scene slowly and fully prepared. We want you to meet the future spouse that God has planned for you, and that is a tall order!
We ask that you read on for a bit of insight into the various online dating sites because it is time to ask yourself what you really want from this experience. If your goal is faith focused dating that may one day lead to marriage, well, you might find that not all sites are the same after all.
1. You are not just "Catholic."
To meet other Catholics on a mainstream dating site like Match.com or eHarmony.com, you have to set up your profile to show specifically that your faith and values are one of your top priorities. You must spend a lengthy amount of time illustrating this in your profile, when sites like ChristianMingle.com only give you a single field to express your faith.
Does "Catholic" sum it up for you?
CatholicMatch caters specifically to Catholics who value their faith, and we understand that you are not simply "Catholic." We give you easy questions that detail your faith, along with multiple options to express the particulars of your faith to other single Catholics.
2. One size does not fit all.
Mainstream dating sites like PlentyofFish, Match.com, and eHarmony.com are large corporations with ample marketing resources, broad terms of service, and offer dating opportunities based on religion, race, age, and even sexual orientation. This, of course, leads to a huge member base that requires a "one-size-fits-all" type of service.
Because these sites are marketing and building a service for everyone, the community is forced to reflect the large member pool. Even the experience on ChristianMingle.com will be different than with a community of Catholics. The pool of singles is just too broad and too shallow for Catholic singles.
CatholicMatch spends money to market to Catholics who are interested in dating and marriage. We build our site for Catholics who are interested in dating and marriage. We design our tools for Catholics who are interested in dating and marriage. There are areas of the site where single Catholics who are only ready for friendship can interact, but these areas are still created with single Catholics who are interested in dating and marriage in mind.
3. Good values = good value.
Many of the larger secular websites hit you up front with a big cost, and then try different ways to later get you back. They do not operate in an ongoing, comprehensive way that can provide a continual companion service while you are single. Let's face it, you simply don't know when that special person will come into your life whether online or not. Unlike sites such as OkCupid or PlentyofFish, CatholicMatch members can enjoy community and friendship instead of just waiting for that perfect profile to pop up.
When we talk about value, we are taking into account what you pay and what you get back in return, and CatholicMatch has one of the highest values of any religious-based dating site. CatholicMatch tends to be more affordable than many major dating sites because we are a smaller company focused on keeping our costs as low as possible. We also offer deep discounts to our loyal customers.
In addition, CatholicMatch offers a guarantee (like Match.com and eHarmony.com) for those who put in an honest effort during the first six months of their subscription. For these members, another 6 months of membership is granted to them for free. Because of our values, we have a sincere, heartfelt goal to promote more holy and healthy Catholic marriages.
4. Your principles help to create our tools.
Particular features and tools on sites like eHarmony.com and OkCupid offer a scientific matching system that can assist you in the process of finding profiles with which you are compatible. Unfortunately, an over-emphasis on the science often de-emphasizes the role God should play.
While dating should be fun, it should also orient people towards marriage. A core principle for CatholicMatch is to educate members to focus on dating with the purpose of marriage and to pursue their vocation. In this, CatholicMatch stands apart from the other dating sites that are more focused on guiding members towards casual dating or "hook-ups" which seems to be particularly prevalent on the free sites like PlentyofFish.
Online dating is a tool to provide you with the opportunity to meet people that you would otherwise not meet. What you do with that tool is up to you. If you are interested in dating for marriage, and you see marriage as a vocation, then the dating site that you choose should match that in principle.
5. Your Catholic identity is our Catholic identity.
Even if mainstream dating sites provide a niche platform for religious-based dating, the main corporation behind the site may also dabble in practices that could be contrary to the teachings of the Church.
Be assured, that every detail on the CatholicMatch site is consistent with being Catholic. Values of the faith are displayed in every aspect of the company from the way that our customer service department is run to the content that is allowed on the site. Every member of CatholicMatch adheres to rules based on Catholic values. Even small details like trivia and events promote Catholic faith and values. We feel this is essential to building the kind of company and online dating site that can truly help to facilitate more Catholic marriages.
6. In dating, quality is always better than quantity.
When eating out, or shopping at the mall, people can argue quantity versus quality. When it comes to dating, quality is always better than quantity. Period.
7. Safety is not just about the technology.
Now, don't get us wrong; we have the technology. CatholicMatch's tech team is constantly developing new ways to highlight and remove potential threats from people who are just not representing Catholic values to actual internet scammers. Where the differences really come into play is within the community itself. Those in the CatholicMatch community feel a protective responsibility to each other and are more likely to report any potential threats to their community. One does not find this kind of community or safety on a site like OkCupid or PlentyofFish. CatholicMatch also gives safety advice to members and timely support through the customer service team.
8. If you are ready, so are we.
As you begin online dating, you have to ask yourself a few questions about your goal. Are you interested in meeting people? Great! Are you looking to meet the spouse that God has planned for you? Also great, but very different. How you answer that question will determine where you begin in your online dating journey.
- CatholicMatch vs. Match.com
- CatholicMatch vs. eHarmony
- CatholicMatch vs. ChristianMingle
- CatholicMatch vs. Plenty of Fish
- CatholicMatch vs. OkCupid
Do not be yoked with those who are different, with unbelievers. For what partnership do righteousness and lawlessness have? Or what fellowship does light have with darkness? What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever? 2 Corinthians 6:14-15