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Kathleen and Scott were both discouraged with what dating had brought them.

For Kathleen, much of that discouragement came from her five years on CatholicMatch. There had been two relationships, both with men she admired, but neither of whom brought that special chemistry and “click” that comes with one’s future spouse.

She’d been on and off the site for five years, but the difficulties that came with long-distance relationships were wearing on her and she decided to let her subscription run out.

Scott had never been a CatholicMatch member and had recently ended a long-distance relationship. He took some time off from dating to allow God to move him in a different direction. That direction was to the back page of his parish bulletin, where the CatholicMatch ad was found.

Scott was skeptical of online dating when he created his profile, while Kathleen was focused on pursuing her teaching career. When he sent her a message it was two weeks before she noticed it. Though her subscription had lapsed, she still decided to check in and see if there was any activity on her profile. After seeing that a guy from the next town had messaged her, she slept on it and decided $24.95 was worth it to get a one-month subscription and see what the message had to say.

Once they exchanged e-mails, they found out that they were actually from the same parish in Eastern Pennsylvania. After a week of online messages and chatting, they decided to talk on the phone.

When the conversation went well, they decided to get together the next night. Scott took Kathleen to her favorite restaurant and they went for a walk. It only took a few weeks for their relationship to become exclusive.

“We both knew this was it for us,” Kathleen said. “We had found the spouse God set apart for us.”

After six months of dating, at her apartment one evening, Scott proposed, and she accepted. “We cannot wait to fully embrace the sacrament of marriage,” Kathleen told CatholicMatch. “We are ready to begin our life together and get each other to heaven!”

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29 Comments

  1. Nick-314192 January 10, 2011

    Thank You so much for sharing. Congratulations!!!!

  2. Marie-575233 January 10, 2011

    Inspiring,encouragingand delightful.

  3. Larry-670461 January 11, 2011

    Congratulations!!!

  4. Daniel-659032 January 13, 2011

    I think it is wonderful that each of these fine adults found each other. It reminds me when in 1979 my wife left me and took my daughter. I was lost and I didn’t want my marriage to end but I knew we ere not meant to be together. So in Nov. 1979,i saw an ad in the church bullitin that mentioned a Divorcred and Separated Catholic Meeting. I joined and that is where I met my late wife Rose. In that Dec. I played Sanat and she was my elf. We became dance partners in Feb 1980 and then the rest was history. We were together for over 30 years but my Rosie died on 8/28/10. I never lost my faith in Jesus. I know if it is his will and Rose’s will , a new companion will enter my life. God closes one door and he opens another door.

    • Linda-594553 January 14, 2011

      A touching and Inspiring story. Congratulations

    • Joyce-669351 January 16, 2011

      Amen I say to you Daniel! It may delay but it won’t be late. I pray for your happiness too! Joyce

  5. Jim-397948 January 15, 2011

    Does Kathleen have a twin sister I can meet??

    • Maria-689654 September 1, 2011

      This response is for Jim 397948. You are a very handsome man, you are very active and always outdoors! I can sense that you’re involved in many activities! Maybe God wants you to be still…let the world go by while you watch and ponder. Just my two cents.

    • Rita-725830 September 1, 2011

      Dear Jim, I don’t agree with the comment that you are outside and too busy or need to be still. God moves in his mysterious ways and in His Timing. Don’t ever get discouraged because you are not only very handsome, you are very intelligent and a hard worker. I had my prayer answered by God putting my late husband Tom into my life when it was hectic, difficult, and under extreme pressure. He just answered my prayer to put him into my path. I was walking by the store he was working in and he walked out and I was checking out the bows on my shoes and stepped right into him. Later, he told me he didn’t know why he even went out of the store to be in my way that Sunday afternoon. I realized that God had answered my prayer request and I told him that God put you there. Be patient, Jim, and pray with conviction that your prayer will be answered by our All Knowing and Loving God. Don’t lean upon your own understanding. Just go on living your good active life.

      Sincerely,

      Rita

  6. Joyce-669351 January 16, 2011

    God bless you Scott and Kathleen!

  7. Dana-668025 January 19, 2011

    Oh wow…lovely!

  8. Jacqueline-198 January 20, 2011

    Good things certainly come to those who wait and trust in God’s will for them! Congrats both of you!!

  9. Nair-469441 January 21, 2011

    wow! God bless you Kathleen and Scott! Congratulations!!!

  10. Taina-482684 January 28, 2011

    Congratulations

  11. Kathy-304975 January 28, 2011

    Love this story! It is such a good reminder for all of us that the Good Lord has a plan for all of us. And to Kathleen and Scott – I hope you are blessed with a lifetime of love and happiness!

  12. Stephanie-653724 January 29, 2011

    Best Wishes to you both!!

  13. Julie-486483 January 30, 2011

    It pays to persevere! Thanks for sharing the story. I found it encouraging.

  14. Francesca-501883 January 31, 2011

    You’re such a sweet couple. I am so happy and thrilled for you both. May God watch over and protect both of you, and always keep you wrapped in His loving arms, Love each other with all your heart and soul. Be kind, caring, supportive, faithful, communicative, honest and loving to one another all the days of your lives. God has blessed you with a very special gift, the joy of falling in love with each other. May God Bless you today and always!

  15. Maria-689654 September 1, 2011

    Best wishes to both! Thank you for sharing!

  16. Iveth-708220 October 22, 2011

    Felicidades, Congratulations!!!! God Bless U :)

  17. Amy-56598 November 12, 2011

    What a great story!! God Bless you always!!

  18. Mercy-794463 December 1, 2011

    Thankyou very much for sharing.

    May the Good Lord Bless You Abundantly!!

  19. Lin-799525 December 9, 2011

    Beautiful

  20. Jenna-801369 December 16, 2011

    very inspiring. Congrats!

  21. Anne-702606 December 26, 2011

    That is beautiful God bless you and guard your relationship.

  22. Dorothy-570656 February 19, 2012

    What a happy ending! Congratulations! I love stories like this one. Thanks for sharing with us.

  23. Joann-834813 April 1, 2012

    Congratulations! Thanks for sharing!

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