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Anyone else out there finding catholicmatch to be a huge disappointment, waste of money, waste of time and confirmation of the lack of suitable matches out there?
Sep 05 new
Keep trying. :)
Sep 05 new
No...I firmly believe you get out of it what you put into it....I say be proactive, and don't take things personally when you don't get a reply (it happens sadly, it's disappointing, but it happens) just treat others like you'd like to be treated and don't give up....attend local events or even better plan small events, meet for coffee, attend a local free concert, mass and dinner, mass and brunch, dinner and movie etc etc....the purpose is to meet people and eventually the one God has for you, trust in God first and foremost and just have a good time, don't put so much pressure on yourself. I've been here a long time, and if I had left or quit when PEOPLE felt I should have left, I wouldn't have visited Ireland in 2011 and 2013, wouldn't have gone to Italy this past summer, visited my faorite saints' tomb in Padua and made some new friends and hung out with friends I've met at other events....the possibilities are endless if we just take a chance..my more than two cents worth!
Sep 05 new
I found slot machines to be a huge disappointment, waste of money, waste of time and confirmation of the lack of generosity on the part of casino owners. That's why I pretty much gave up on casinos. On the other hand, someone who won a $500,000 progressive jackpot might not feel the same way. People can meet and marry via these web sites. As I often say about my line of work, "it beats coal mining."
Sep 05 new
Time for my usual cynical input. It's like a lottery. Not as impossible to win as Powerball, but more like one of those little $10000 local things. Perhaps you don't have a huge chance, but you would have more of a chance than if you didn't buy a ticket. The question is one considers the price of the ticket to be worth that small extra chance. The answer would vary wildly from person to person, depending on income, free time, amount of patience, tolerance for frustration, etc. I don't expect much, so the ten bucks doesn't feel like a huge hit. I did at first, then stopped pretending that it's that easy (or even likely), and I now just take it for what it is. And what it is isn't too bad for the price, at least to me. I'll pay a few bucks for the extra 1%.
Sep 05 new
(quote) Geoff-750744 said: Keep trying. :)
Good answer!! You may not find your "one" special person, but you can find some great friends! Keep positive, and if at all possible, try to attend or plan an event. I've gone to several and have had a great time. Good luck!
Sep 06 new
I guess i could put a disclaimer that what i'm about to say has nothing to do with my duties as Moderator,,but there could be someone out there who will think differently. That being said... my reaction to this Post is..

Wow.. what a harsh statement! It's unfortunate someone hasn't found any Value in all the great Forums here from Catchetics & Apologetics, St. Peters sq, E&H,and the support in the Womens forum. And, often times i look at the # of posts a person makes or read through them.. and it seems to make more sense. The less engaged you are...how much do you really expect to benefit from something? scratchchin

Over the years i've had to go to enough regional meetings/conferences and sat with those same type of people, you know the ones--they talk during a presentation, don't really want to be there, think everything is a waste of time,, etc.etc., and I came to realize i had 2 choices, i could be more involved/engaged in those meetings/conferences and come away learning something that may help me move forward in my Career,, or come away with nothing. I chose the first, and believe me...you start understanding things a lot more of the "why" behind things..or as they say the 10,000 ft level.

Very little in Life is Perfect, and as someone said previously.. "you get what you put into it".
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Sep 06 new
(quote) Claudia-977635 said: Anyone else out there finding catholicmatch to be a huge disappointment, waste of money, waste of time and confirmation of the lack of suitable matches out there?
- another satisfied customer. smile
Sep 06 new
Oh my goodness.... waste of money and time sounds like tv...nite clubs....movies...etc.... I was reluctant to join but am so grateful for all the info...chat room regulars...forum regulars.... You get a Gold Star! Learn how difficult it is to be a Catholic single/divorce/annulled and to follow in the footstep of Christ carrying/bearing a heavy cross (burden/baggage). theheart Most especially being faithful and to share with someone special of self-giving and sacrifice when you do eventually meet that special person. It is as if it is difficult to go through that narrow gate as finding your soul/kindred mate. hug Although, I was hoping to catch up on my reading and writing which I failed to complete for some odd reasons, I was guided back to sign up and appreciate it. Even though I have a desire to attend the many wonderful events offered, due to conflict of commitments I have to pass and wish those who will attend a blessed and wonderful time. heart Praying rosary rose rose rose
Sep 06 new
(quote) Jacqueline-198 said: No...I firmly believe you get out of it what you put into it....I say be proactive, and don't take things personally when you don't get a reply (it happens sadly, it's disappointing, but it happens) just treat others like you'd like to be treated and don't give up....attend local events or even better plan small events, meet for coffee, attend a local free concert, mass and dinner, mass and brunch, dinner and movie etc etc....the purpose is to meet people and eventually the one God has for you, trust in God first and foremost and just have a good time, don't put so much pressure on yourself. I've been here a long time, and if I had left or quit when PEOPLE felt I should have left, I wouldn't have visited Ireland in 2011 and 2013, wouldn't have gone to Italy this past summer, visited my faorite saints' tomb in Padua and made some new friends and hung out with friends I've met at other events....the possibilities are endless if we just take a chance..my more than two cents worth!
Right on, Sista!! hug

I couldn't disagree with the original post more! CatholicMatch has enriched my life way more than I imagined. I know more is to come, too. It takes work, risk, sacrifice, adventure, prayer, openness, creativity, and optimism.

You do get out of it what you put into it.

And I still believe CM will be instrumental in meeting my future husband. Praying
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