Beginning in February, youll be seeing the first phase of our new user home page. While there will be some aesthetic changes, were primarily focusing on significant upgrades to communication, matching and a new feature called Connections.
We feel these changes will dramatically improve the experience on CatholicMatch, leading to more users getting connected and, ultimately, matched. Heres a quick preview of three exciting new additions you can expect this year.
Were working hard to make it easier than ever to keep track of all your communication the emails, the instant messages, the emotigrams.
Soon well be organizing this by member, so all your communications with one person will be collected together. Youll basically have an inbox for just the person youre communicating with.
Itll also provide you with a process of prompts to help the communication process move along: whether its your turn to respond and, if so, in what form. Youll be able to quickly, easily review your history with someone: what and when you last wrote, and what and when your potential match last wrote.
Were refining our matching system in several significant ways. First, well be changing the layout so matches are easier to process. Were going to send you just the matches we feel are the very best ones for you.
Were also going to make communicating with a match easier. Eventually your outreach will come with the message that youve been matched with this person.
A later phase will allow CatholicMatch members to match each other. Were really excited about this because our community is so knowledgeable and helpful! That doesnt mean were abandoning our current formula, but were revising it by adding a human element the best of both worlds!
For those times where you feel more ambitious, you can still use search and the saved-searched feature to see who is new or someone you might have missed.
Were creating an area of feeds to give you the latest on the CatholicMatch members youre interested in (and the ones we think you might have an interest in). If someone you like has added a picture or updated a profile, well let you know right away. (Its a great conversation starter!)
These feeds will also send links to their latest community activties: responding to a thread in a forum, commenting on a blog post, RSVPing to an event, voting in a poll, etc. Itll be easier than ever to learn about a crush and engage in conversation. Connections will bring both the romantic and the community aspects of CatholicMatch together in one place.