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Compare: eHarmony vs. CatholicMatch.com

Cost:

 

eHarmony    1 month $44.95   6 months $33.95/mo 12 months $23.95/mo

 

CatholicMatch.com     1 month $29.99  3 months $19.98/mo   6 months  $12.49/mo

 

Catholic Friendly

 

eHarmony: Allows singles of all faiths to use their service. Some of the content displayed on the site as well as photos in profiles may offend Catholic sensibilities.

 

CatholicMatch.com: Caters to the specific needs of single Catholics and recognizes the authority of Catholic teaching. The site offers a variety of Catholic content and strives to provide a comfortable Catholic online environment.

 

Faith-based profile

 

eHarmony: Does not seem to allow a user to indicate that they are Catholic. If a user chooses Christian then they are provided with a list of non-Catholic denominations to choose from.

 

CatholicMatch.com: Profiles includes multiple questions about a users faith. The site also provides places for users to share their Catholic favorites, such as saints, medals, icons, shrines and more.

Catholic dating resources

 

eHarmony: Provides an online content site called eHarmony Advice. The content does not address the specific needs of single Catholics in dating, relationships or marriage. The information is mostly dating tips on various topics. Half of the content does not have published on dates so it is hard to say how often it changes. The other half of the content is from the eHarmony blog and it seems to be updated on a regular basis. Some of the content may recommend relationship or dating advice that would be contrary to the Catholic faith.

 

CatholicMatch.com: Resources on the CatholicMatch blog have been available for many years and they recently expanded their content efforts by launching the CatholicMatch Institute for Dating and Marriage. The Institute for dating and marriage provides many resources that are important to single Catholics.

 

Activities for Catholics

 

eHarmony: Does not provide an activities

 

CatholicMatch.com: Provides space and tools on its website in order for members to organize and host events in the United States and internationally. Many of the events are weekend long activities but members can participate either fully or partially depending on their schedules. The events vary in nature but most contain some faith aspect such as prayer, Mass or visits to churches and shrines. Events have been held all over the United State and also in places such a England, Rome and Ireland.

 

Support Catholic Organizations

 

eHarmony: No information was available to indicate that eHarmony supports any Catholic organizations.

 

CatholicMatch.com: Supports many Catholic organizations in a variety of ways. They sponsor dozens of Catholic events throughout the year, purchase advertising from many private and Church sponsored groups as well as sponsoring thousands of parishes across the country through Church bulletins. Additionally CatholicMatch has made significant investments in content and the new Institute for dating in marriage which strives to combat the declining marriage rate problem.

 

Community

 

eHarmony: Does not have any online community features.

 

CatholicMatch.com Encourages the community aspect for singles through a variety of features including message forums, chat room, event planning and topic discusions through the CatholicMatch Institute.

Customer Service

 

eHarmony: Provides a help section with Popular help topics and a Browse by topics content.

 

CatholicMatch.com: Provides an online customer service ticket system, a community help discussion room, FAQ Knowlege base and a phone number.