Michael had been through some time times, but he kept a positive spirit and outlook on life. As he corresponded with various women on CatholicMatch, it seemed as though he might be making some headway. Then he made what might normally be called a fatal mistake.
In the midst of Michael’s correspondence with Rosario, he had a mental slip-up. “I got her mixed up with another woman I was fishing for,” he confessed. “She was a little leery of me, but kept communicating.” It’s a good thing Rosario did, for it would have been a shame had an honest—if not embarrassing—mistake stood in the way of a match they would both later feel had been made in Heaven.
When Michael came to CatholicMatch, he came with clear objectives in mind—to find a spouse who loved her faith, the outdoors and dancing. A positive recommendation from a friend regarding CatholicMatch, led him here.
When Michael came across Rosario’s profile, he realized that they lived near each other in Virginia and she was only five years younger than him. They corresponded and later got together for lunch.
Rosario shared Michael’s positive outlook on life, and had spent the last 20 years raising her daughter as a single mom. Born in the Philippines, Rosario loved to travel and was well-read. And yes—she liked dancing.
Michael was immediately impressed with the fact that Rosario looked like her profile picture and they hit it off well enough to continue seeing each other. They went to church together, and did outdoor activities—from biking and hiking.
It was clear to Michael that Rosario was meeting everything he had on his checklist for a spouse, but Rosario had her own tests she wanted to see him pass. Those tests included seeing that he treated her like a lady, that his family was important to him and that God was first in his life. If he met those tests—and he did—she was willing to stretch her boundaries and do things like go snorkeling or dance polka and waltz at the local Finn hall.
This past Christmas, after Midnight Mass was over, Michael proposed to Rosario and she accepted. “’Yes’ was the best word I had heard in many years,” he told CatholicMatch. They celebrated with her family that night and will get married in Maine next summer.