Still, I try to keep in mind Catholic Match offers several candidates a week, and it's my decision to follow through or not. Most often, I do not. I am sure they are all good and fine and loving people. But if the profile photo and profile responses are not your cup of tea, then who can gainsay you? I believe that is all a part of online matching. Is that your experience?
It is difficult, but I say don't give up on the site. I try to think of it as only one of many ways to meet good people.
And while I continue to go to events and to meet people, I remain a subscriber. Who can know? Very best, Doug.
then that is worth it too.
It helps if someone your interested in - is interested in you too. Unfortunatey that isn't the case most often.
But therein lies the rub, I believe. It is no less an honor to receive countless small gifts than it is to receive the largest gift under the tree. I choose not to equate my joy with the one person who is intended to be all to me and value instead the stranger who shares a smile, the patron who welcomes you back after vacation, the colleague who discusses their struggles with faith over lunch. These are the joys which open themselves up to us when we open ourselves up to them.
And yes-the occasionally unexpected emotigram from someone three thousand miles away.
It is kind of like when you go on vacation. If you only concentrate on the destination you miss out on the journey. I once was traveling alone and was determined to focus on my journey. It would have been a terrible trip if I had thought about all of the traffic delays, etc. as an inconvenience, but instead I took the opportunity to take each moment as a gift from God and met many nice people along the way and experienced many joys that I would have missed otherwise.
I get discouraged and want to just give up my search sometimes and then I remember that it is all in God's time. So I then put my energies into being the best spouse I can be for Christ, until and if he brings me another spouse. God bless you all in your search!
But like so many posters in 45+ and others, I find the search is tiring and I am thinking of sliding my chair away from the computer and just living life. Anyone have a story where 2 people meet each other just in the course of their daily lives and