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May 24th 2013 new
Sir Ray, I wish to tell you that I am so grateful I met you here and for all the great advice you have shared. You have made an impact on many CM members. You always listened and knew what to say. As you start the rest of your life, know that I will be praying for your happiness and well-being. May our good Lord continue to bless you, as you endeavor to put His timeless Word into practice. Thank you for being a true gentlemen and a brother in Christ. sad hug hug Praying rosary theheart
May 24th 2013 new
When I joined in on the Forums a few weeks ago it didn't take rocket science to figure out right away who the strong, wise and level leaders were! Now..in the words of Marge, "Bummer, dude" you are leaving us! You will be missed by all! Best wishes to you, Ray, as you go on to your next adventures! wave
May 24th 2013 new
Health, Happiness, Peace, and Blessings; Godspeed! Praying
May 24th 2013 new
Dang. All the good ones are leaving CM.

Best wishes to you and your lady friend.
God bless.... hug
May 24th 2013 new
(quote) Ray-566531 said: With a touch of sadness, I am bidding farewell to CM, effective May 30th. I will not be renewing.

During my time here, I have met, dated several fine CM women, and befriended many others. It doesn't get much better than that, except to say I've met a local woman and our relationship has been progressing well -- to the point I'm ready to leave CM as far as the "seeking" aspect is concerned.

What I will miss is participating in the forums -- my favorite CM activity (besides the dating part). We've had fun, along with trying to comfort those who needed comfort, and trying to support those who needed it. During a couple of local gatherings, I was able to meet others in person. Unfortunately, timing prevented me from attending others.

I wish I could say "Adios" personally to each of you who have made my stay here ever so pleasant, but time constraints make that impractical.

Also, some volunteer work has taken on a new direction, and new projects are being started. That will be time consuming, but I'm looking forward to those opportunities.

There's a backlog of messages to answer, along with messages to those who viewed my profile. I'm hoping to respond to all of them, time permitting. My apologies if this doesn't get finished.

To those who are seeking, look for the opportunities that are before you. Reading profiles is fine, but people are so much more than that. If there's even a little spark -- go for it. That's what you came here for. No need to be afraid of dating and it doesn't have to be an elaborate production. Simple basics are all that is needed to start with.

To the men -- treat the ladies with the courtesy and respect they deserve. To the ladies -- please excuse the anxiety attacks that many of the guys suffer before going out with you, and try to look for their real "selves".

For those who are having difficulty connecting with someone, use the time wisely. The needs of any community are great; there is always room for more volunteers.

I will keep all of you in my prayers -- that you remain healthy and find what you are truly seeking.

I will treasure the memories of the CM experience and the great people I've come across along the way. But for now, it's time to bid thee farewell......




God bless you, Ray! A fine, gentle man, ever encouraging and welcoming. CM will definitely be less for losing you, even though the reasons for leaving are noble and happy ones. hug All the best!
(and I still count on you helping me move! tongue)
May 24th 2013 new
God bless you, Ray. Thanks for the advice and friendship in the forums. wave
May 24th 2013 new
(quote) Christine-924384 said: Wow, great post Ray! Thanks for the advice :)

May your new relationship keep on bloomin' and may God shower His blessings upon all of your endeavors!
Thanks, Christine.

Gonna miss all of you.


May 24th 2013 new
aww, you met the SUNSHINE of your life!! ..........SPECIAL WISHES going your way...


take care, Helen
May 24th 2013 new
(quote) Ray-566531 said: With a touch of sadness, I am bidding farewell to CM, effective May 30th. I will not be renewing.

During my time here, I have met, dated several fine CM women, and befriended many others. It doesn't get much better than that, except to say I've met a local woman and our relationship has been progressing well -- to the point I'm ready to leave CM as far as the "seeking" aspect is concerned.

What I will miss is participating in the forums -- my favorite CM activity (besides the dating part). We've had fun, along with trying to comfort those who needed comfort, and trying to support those who needed it. During a couple of local gatherings, I was able to meet others in person. Unfortunately, timing prevented me from attending others.

I wish I could say "Adios" personally to each of you who have made my stay here ever so pleasant, but time constraints make that impractical.

Also, some volunteer work has taken on a new direction, and new projects are being started. That will be time consuming, but I'm looking forward to those opportunities.

There's a backlog of messages to answer, along with messages to those who viewed my profile. I'm hoping to respond to all of them, time permitting. My apologies if this doesn't get finished.

To those who are seeking, look for the opportunities that are before you. Reading profiles is fine, but people are so much more than that. If there's even a little spark -- go for it. That's what you came here for. No need to be afraid of dating and it doesn't have to be an elaborate production. Simple basics are all that is needed to start with.

To the men -- treat the ladies with the courtesy and respect they deserve. To the ladies -- please excuse the anxiety attacks that many of the guys suffer before going out with you, and try to look for their real "selves".

For those who are having difficulty connecting with someone, use the time wisely. The needs of any community are great; there is always room for more volunteers.

I will keep all of you in my prayers -- that you remain healthy and find what you are truly seeking.

I will treasure the memories of the CM experience and the great people I've come across along the way. But for now, it's time to bid thee farewell......




Ray I have looked forward to reading your words of wisdom over the years.
I am glad to hear that things are working out for you. WIshing you all the best in your relationship. You get a Gold Star!
May God guide you and bring happiness everywhere you go. theheart

I'll really miss you hug wave wave
May 24th 2013 new
(quote) Ray-566531 said: With a touch of sadness, I am bidding farewell to CM, effective May 30th. I will not be renewing.

During my time here, I have met, dated several fine CM women, and befriended many others. It doesn't get much better than that, except to say I've met a local woman and our relationship has been progressing well -- to the point I'm ready to leave CM as far as the "seeking" aspect is concerned.

What I will miss is participating in the forums -- my favorite CM activity (besides the dating part). We've had fun, along with trying to comfort those who needed comfort, and trying to support those who needed it. During a couple of local gatherings, I was able to meet others in person. Unfortunately, timing prevented me from attending others.

I wish I could say "Adios" personally to each of you who have made my stay here ever so pleasant, but time constraints make that impractical.

Also, some volunteer work has taken on a new direction, and new projects are being started. That will be time consuming, but I'm looking forward to those opportunities.

There's a backlog of messages to answer, along with messages to those who viewed my profile. I'm hoping to respond to all of them, time permitting. My apologies if this doesn't get finished.

To those who are seeking, look for the opportunities that are before you. Reading profiles is fine, but people are so much more than that. If there's even a little spark -- go for it. That's what you came here for. No need to be afraid of dating and it doesn't have to be an elaborate production. Simple basics are all that is needed to start with.

To the men -- treat the ladies with the courtesy and respect they deserve. To the ladies -- please excuse the anxiety attacks that many of the guys suffer before going out with you, and try to look for their real "selves".

For those who are having difficulty connecting with someone, use the time wisely. The needs of any community are great; there is always room for more volunteers.

I will keep all of you in my prayers -- that you remain healthy and find what you are truly seeking.

I will treasure the memories of the CM experience and the great people I've come across along the way. But for now, it's time to bid thee farewell......




Ray, I will miss your posts but am very happy you have met someone! Your farewell note is beautiful.

God bless you always
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