Steve’s Willingness To Take Chances Brought Him Shawna


Steve wasn’t having any trouble finding dates, but finding quality dates was another story. He couldn’t find a mate that shared his own values and in that situation, dating can feel like a perpetual spin cycle. An ad in in parish bulletin persuaded him to give CatholicMatch a look.

The 34-year-old from Indiana saw his dating dynamic change after joining CatholicMatch. “I met several, outstanding, attractive and intelligent women…Then I saw a profile on the home page that caught my eye.”

Shawna was a 26-year-old from Washington and Steve was intrigued enough to send her a hello message. “I wasn’t sure how she was going to respond because I live over 2,000 miles away.” He also felt the age gap might be a concern for her. But a read of her profile this past May convinced Steve that they were both marriage-minded and he felt it was worth reaching out.

The willingness to make a modest outreach was a game-changer. Steve’s hesitations were natural and reasonable, but it’s important to note that he didn’t give in to those hesitations and decided to contact Shawna.

There were differences to navigate, including differing political views, but the chemistry they found together made it worth Steve’s while to take an even bigger leap. He’s moved out to Washington and is working on growing the relationship with Shawna, not only with her, but with her two daughters.

Steve’s successful experience with CatholicMatch thus far has furthered his belief in the need to take chances in life if you want to make real gains. “I would encourage any serious marriage-minded person to give another a chance. They just might be your life partner!” Things are moving strongly in that direction for him and Shawna.



  1. Eva N. December 25, 2011 Reply

    I had beeen traing a long distance relation ship, for almost one year, but untill now I don’t know what happend, I’d trayed my best……

  2. Elizabeth-753085 November 28, 2011 Reply

    I love this story. Good for you Steve in making the move, you have shown her she is worth the chance. You are a strong example to others that you just have to make a decision. You can’t find out about a relationship unless you do just that.! God Bless you both in finding out! The first step has been done! Also, by this first step you have shown so much to her and her kids. God Bless!!

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