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I have to laugh, Steve. The last time a CM guy posted that, I responded with, "That's because you didn't contact ME". As a result, we had a very lovely friendship that lasted about a year. (He was young enough to be my son, so it ended when he married someone his own age.)
Cool. I can always use more friends.
I think that it would be a great idea if married couples who met here on CM were able to post in a specific forum for free. They would not be in the 'pool' of CM people, but could answer questions that single people would like to ask them ie. about their courtship, long distance issues, children, moving, blending of families, etc. I think that their advice could really be beneficial, and instead of just hearing about success stories, we could 'see' them better.
I think that's an awesome idea. Just as in some parishes there seems to be a line of exclusion between adult singles and families. If they met here and married, why exclude them from the community? They could be a great source of advice and encouragement for people who are still looking and for new couples.
I met someone, Moire, who was from this site; she started seeing someone when she was on CM and then did not write back, but she was matched with me six months later on another service. She was the one that nearly became engaged to me, in other threads, that turned out not to substantially believe in Catholic OR Christian elements of faith. . . so yes, I did meet someone, but not while she was on CM.
I met a second person that I would like to pursue that I am currently friendly with, and whom I have met before. . . she's a nice girl, but moved from this area to the city and it doesn't sound like she wants to leave again; I will not live in a city larger than say Topeka or Lincoln. Been there, done that. So, dating might be difficult. . .
By and large, the most advertising CM does is in Diocesan newspapers or in parishes in the City, and we don't have the farmgirls who live in the small communities reading these publications (or they don't have access to them).
I find myself increasingly in disagreement either conservatively, or liberally, as the case may be, with other users, and don't believe I'll continue after the subscription ends. Too few users that subscribe in my area (within 100 miles).
I'm giving this site another shot after trying (at last count) 6-7 other dating sites over the past few years. I originally signed up two or three years ago, but after "chatting" with guys for weeks on end none of them ever asked me out, so I wound up canceling my subscription. This time around it seems even worse; I've only been in contact with one guy and he IMs, rather than messages me, which I have a harder time with personally since I am up and around a lot. I've sent emoticons/short messages to several other guys with no response.
I mean, I'm fully aware it might just be me, but... I don't get it. Again, I've been on other sites, and even though I may not be in a relationship I at least got lots of dates and met some nice/interesting people. What's the deal? Has anyone else encountered this?
But to answer the question, I have met a few people from this site, most of them a few years ago at a CM event. I see interaction on this site as a supplement to the traditional way of meeting people, not a replacement. If you are counting on CM being your sole avenue to meeting that special guy, you're setting yourself up for disappointment. CM is not as extensive as facebook, match.com, and other larger dating sites. The pool of available matches in your area is much smaller as a result. Use CM to expand your faith and to get a better idea of what it takes to identify a good Catholic man you might meet at Church or other Catholic activities in your area. While it's not impossible to meet someone online here, your chances are still far better IRL.