Our new matching system generates matches for you by comparing the results of your Match Portrait with those of other members. The Match Portrait test was developed specifically for CatholicMatch with the help of Catholic psychiatrist and counselor Dr. Mark Frederick. In addition to the match portrait, we use some of the criteria that you specify in your Primary Search to help deliver better matches. Please be aware that matches are being recommended primarily on the results of the match portrait, so they may not always be a perfect fit in terms of your ideal age or other "search" criteria. As potential matches are found, you will be asked if you are interested in the match. If both you and the other member express interest in the match, a notification will be sent to both of you. You can still send communication to a match right away, or you can wait to see if they are interested using our double blind system. If you aren't interested in the match, just click no. Your feedback here will help us deliver better matches in the future. This system is in beta, and we are still working to improve the matches and the flow of the process.
I'm not sure if redoing the match portrait will help resolve the problem, but I think you can contact customer support under the help topics and request to retake it. Hopefully, as the matching system improves our ideal age range will be used as a factor in selecting matches for us.
Christy, Welcome to the Forums. And Thank you for your spot on response. Yes the "matching" system recommends different matches from the Search that is in the Blue Menu Bar and from which you can set your own criteria.