(quote) Maria-963080 said: Brian: Yes, I tend to agree with you that this is a money maker for the Church. This is my 2nd time on here and although I have enjoyed the forums, I have yet to meet someone in my area. I have sent out numerous emotes and messages but have gotten only a few responses. I am debating whether to renew my membership when it comes due.
Actually CM is a private business. This site is not a charity nor a money maker for the Church. Most dating sites that have some sort of fee are businesses also. Actually, the sites that claim to be "totally free" are businesses also, they are just following a different business model in that they use the "free" hook to gather up tons of members, who become a captive audience for the advertisers that actually make the money for those particular site owners.
Just as an aside there are lots of things in life that are businesses, that doesn't mean that people are being taken advantage of or not getting a fair deal. Funeral homes are also a business, as are the places that sell baptism and communion clothes. The owners of those places have to support their families too.
As for what CM has to offer, I haven't had much luck here either. I stick around because as a Catholic, the options are few and far between for meeting other Catholics, and this site seems a lot better than most.