Indira started out slowly on CatholicMatch. After she created her profile, she first waited to see who would review hers, and if she liked what she saw, she sent them a "view" back. She wasn't yet a full member, but it was a way for her to test the waters and see if there was anything she liked.
One man she did like was Christopher, the same age as her at 27-years-old and they did some online flirting back and forth before she decided this was someone worth getting to know a little better. It was a decision that paid off in spades.
"It started in chats," she recalled. They had "dates" to meet each other online and chat back and forth. That led to some phone calls, and finally to meeting in the real world. Two months later Christopher and Indira decided it was worth the effort to start a relationship.
The effort was no small thing to consider. She lived in Nevada, while he was in Arizona. It's a manageable driving distance and certainly the member story archives are filled with couples who started much farther apart. But nor were they right next door and the trips back and forth to see each other would not be convenient.
Christopher and Indira became the latest example of how when love is real, it manifests itself in the commitment to make something work. They were able to see each other every three weeks, and after ten months of doing the long-distance thing, she was able to relocate and be a little closer to him in Arizona.
Indira is a native of Mexico, and they are engaged to be married in the land of her birth. She and Christopher are the latest proof that romantic success on CatholicMatch can come about in many different ways. For some, a pro-active approach is necessary. Indira chose to react to what came her way. For some, going all-out on searches and communication produces results. For Indira, going a little slower worked.
If the member stories teach us anything, it's that in online dating—within proper boundaries—there's not always a right or a wrong way to approach things. There's an approach that works for each individual member. Christopher and Indira found the way that worked for them, and they found each other.
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