I originally joined because a friend of mine was on and she recommended it. I was skeptical because she would also tell me of all of her disappointments from the site- the same complaints you see in the forums all the time: people not replying, dropping communication out of the blue, people playing games, etc. Since I was not meeting enough eligible, good, Catholic women in person I turned to this site to "give it a try" for a while as plan D. That was almost three years ago. I came back to this site recently (my fourth tour of duty) after being away for a while and trying another catholic singles site. Despite the gripes of some people, I feel this is the best Catholic site (not an advertisement for CM) because this one has much more activity- especially in the forums. Granted I feel my odds on here might be very slim, it's still greater than zero. After all, isn't that the same mentality for people buying lottery and Powerball tickets?
I like the typical day idea. At the very least, that seems like a good conversation starter for beginning communication.
Vis--vis secular sites...Catholic is "who I am" and I need someone who understands and appreciates that, regardless of whether he can say the same for himself.