Discussion related to living as a Catholic in the single state of life. As long as a topic is being discussed from the perspective of a single Catholic then it will be on-topic.
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As for it being a waste of time, well that one is totally within our control. Thus, for this, I think we need to look at the fingers pointing back at ourselves.
I have been disappointed (in the extreme) in my hopes of meeting someone to share the rest of my life with.
But for someone like me with limited social outlets, CM has been a mental lifesaver. I have made friends with half a dozen nice guys and probably 20 nice gals all over the country (and some who are abroad) -- friends I've travelled with and corresponded with and prayed with and laughed with.
CM met needs I didn't know I had.
Yes, there are a lack of suitable matches in the area where I live related to this website, but I've known others that have met their spouse here; even though they live in the NE US.
If nothing else comes of it, I'm sure that you will be a smarter person for the experience. Some go through 4 years of college on borrowed money and never find the job that they always wanted and worked for.
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.
I find that CM is not so much a Catholic dating site but rather a tool for religious discussions and debates.
And that isn't the point, really.
Most people joined because they are seeking a romantic partner and marriage yet CM seems to encourage forums and "friendships" more than actual matchmaking.
While I'm all for the camaraderie and prayer requests, I think there should be fewer posts like "Should women go back to wearing veils in church as in pre-Vatican II times?" and more "How can I attract the opposite sex?" forums as well as more matches being delivered to our inboxes. I really think this would be a nifty matchmaking site if management put more emphasis on bringing COUPLES together and less on creating a water cooler debating club.
Having said that, after a very long time on here, I am going on my first CM date this evening. We're meeting at the vigil mass at my church then going out for gluten-free pizza. I'm looking forward to it.
Blessings to us all