A HUGE success of this site has been the friends (friends for life) I've made since joining CM. This has been an amazing blessing to me. As a clarification, these are not online friends, they are people from Indiana and surrounding states and we get to see each other at many Indy events (including a group dinner tonight with local CM friends).
I will once again offer this advice: Go to a CM Event! Organize a local event! Please come out behind your computer screen and meet some people, you won't regret it. That's how I've made so many CMers that have become part of my life.
this time around I'm having the time of my life!
Communicating with more members by way of messages, emotion grams and phone calls.(Knock on wood), hoping for good things to come from those. You'll never really know the person you're talking to in the forums until you start doing these things. In addition, meeting in real time will determine if you are truly compatible. just my
Sometimes I think that CM is like that scene from "The Godfather III" when Al Pacino as Michael Corleone famously utters, "Just when I thought I was out...they pull me back in!" Because, contrary to what some might think, there have been some successes on here that just didn't pan out long-term for whatever reason.
For better or worse, I've been on more than a couple of these dating websites and I mentioned this before on a previous post, but I think that the quality of women on CM is better than any of the other ones I've been on. And I say that without a trace of Catholic bias because I know that may be what some people might be thinking, but I'm not against dating or marrying someone of another faith. I just know what works for me and what works for me is dating and marrying a Catholic woman.
I WILL say that it's refreshing to see pictures of people's families, pilgrimages to different places around the world helping others and Catholic symbols as opposed to bathroom selfies, 9 out of 10 pictures of them wearing sunglasses, pictures that are older than my CD collection and fake profiles or "scammers".
To those of you who are frustrated, I don't want to say that I feel your pain because I think that sounds lame, but I can relate to what some of you are going through. If you feel that this website isn't working for you and you're wondering whether or not you should cancel your subscription, well, that's up to you. There are plenty of dating websites out there, some free and some not free, but all I can tell you is that from personal experience, this is about as good as it's going to get.
So yes, I'm hoping my 6 month membership leads me to a so wonderful match and that he and I will be the "featured couple" for finding midlife love on he CM homepage --hey, maybe a commercial deal!! -- but in he meantime, I just appreciate the people, all of us.