It was several years ago that Megan first joined CatholicMatch. The 29-year-old from Phoenix went on a date, but then re-evaluated her plans. “I didn’t think I was as ready as I thought for a relationship,” she admitted.
She spent two years doing a mix of growing in her faith with some occasional dates and then decided to return. “I was really read this time for a relationship with someone who was Catholic, on the same page with me on religion and get married.”
Shortly after Megan returned to CatholicMatch, 28-year-old Justin joined the site. He went out on one date, but the chemistry wasn’t there. One night Megan was on CatholicMatch, with her mother observing. Mom saw Justin’s picture as one who’d sent Megan an emotigram. “She said he was cute and I should respond back,” Megan recalled. “So I did.”
Indeed, mother knew best.
Justin immediately returned communication and that began a three-week run of online correspondence and set the stage for a first date to go hiking. “It was a great hike,” Megan told CatholicMatch. “I felt this great attraction and desire to want to see him again soon!”
Opportunity presented itself in the form of some free tickets to an Arizona Diamondbacks baseball game, given to Megan by a friend. “Knowing Justin was a huge baseball fan and that I really wanted to see him again, I asked him to go,” she said. “He, very enthusiastically, said yes.”
Megan and Justin both agreed that their day at the baseball game was when they both felt like something special was in the works. In the coming months they would find out how they were on the same page with their Catholic faith, and their desire to marry and have children. It was the missing element that Megan had been looking for all along and she gladly accepted his eventual marriage proposal.
They were married this past June 29. Justin works as an instructional developer, while Megan works in retail sales. The common bond they share on the things that matter most have given them a great head start in building a happy life together.