Sarah was browsing profiles and Kevin noticed that she had clicked on his. He gave her profile a return look. “I was extremely interested,” he said. “I sent her a message and we went back and forth a few times. I asked her if she wanted to speak on the phone and she said she did.”
Sarah agreed to talk on the phone and when Kevin asked her out in that initial conversation—they live within an hour of each other in North Carolina—she also agreed. But she was also surprised…
They were hanging out together on a Friday night, and fueled by a couple glasses of wine, the group got Katie to create a profile on CatholicMatch, and she browsed the site. She noticed Steve’s profile.
“When I arrived home, Matthew and I continued our long-distance relationship via phone and enjoyed praying the rosary with each other… (but) there was one night where we thanked each other for the time we had put into our relationship, cried our eyes out while praying and saying our goodbyes.” It seemed as though that was there things would end—on a gracious, yet sad note.
Over the course of the next three months she put together a list of traits that any future partner of hers would have to have. The list would end up with nine, and she gave it to God. “Here’s my heart,” she said to the Lord in prayer. “I’m going to wait and see.
Cara was departing from her first date with Patrick feeling reasonably sure that he wasn’t the one. She hadn’t ruled out seeing him again. But she was also in communication with someone else on CatholicMatch and was a little taken aback by Patrick’s forthright approach.
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Mike & Suzie both thought they had found “the one.” At different times, in relationships, prior to joining CatholicMatch, they were convinced they were with the person they would spend the rest of their life with. But it didn’t work out.
“As cliché as it sounds…that really deflated us,” Mike said. “However, as we all know, God’s plan is far different than ours.”
“I never wanted a long-distance relationship,” Angela admitted. “In my CatholicMatch searches, I never searched more than 200 miles…I am so thankful that Gene chose to message me and I chose to respond. I share our story because it was someone else’s story that helped encourage me to join CatholicMatch…I hope that maybe ours will be an inspiration and encouragement to others who are frustrated with dating.”
Jaci’s view of online dating quickly changed for the better, and not just because she liked the safety features put in place by CatholicMatch. An even bigger reason was that a Navy sailor, soon to be stationed in Pensacola, contacted her in that first month.
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Brian and Sasha each walked a common path in their dating lives prior to meeting each other, and unfortunately it was a path marked with pain and suffering. In the end though, their story proved to be yet another witness of God’s grace and mercy triumphing over that, as they sought to cooperate with His plan to bring them together.
Cade and Nicole were far apart, he in Texas and she in Connecticut. But the Holy Spirit was quietly at work to bring them together, and it started with his dog, Bella.
Nicole decided she had three basic requirements for any dating partner. Of course they had to be Catholic. They had to like hiking. And they had to own a dog—and not just any dog, but a black lab specifically. Cade, a devotee of the Latin Mass met the first requirement and was praying a novena to St. Therese The Little Flower for “a little light in life.” He got a message from Nicole.
Jacob & Sammi were each skeptical of online dating. Furthermore, they were separated by a 34-hour drive and neither one wanted a long-distance relationship. The percentage chance they would end up in the CatholicMatch member story archives could not have been very high.
But the Holy Spirit isn’t bound by “percentage chance” and He brought Jacob and Sammi together anyway.
Sal told Annie he would call her when he went west. Sure enough, he called every day. When Sal returned to the East Coast, he had a box of chocolates. “That’s not the best present he gave me though,” Annie said, recalling what she told Sal when he gave her the chocolates. “The best present was that he kept his promise.” Sometimes keeping what seem to be small promises, have great consequence.