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Paul had just started coming back to regular Mass attendance when he heard of CatholicMatch. The 52-year-old post office manager in New York City had been sort of on-again, off-again as a churchgoer. Then tragedy struck. His wife died of cancer.
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…
There were wedding bells, in a manner of speaking, on that first date. Ethan and Mariette went to church at the base of the famous Seattle Space Needle. As they prayed together, the organist was practicing the wedding march. Ethan found it romantic, and it proved to be prophetic.
“Sometimes I would be very active, checking in every day,” the then-28-year-old recalled. “Other times I would let it sit for months. I did meet a few nice guys on here, but we just didn’t click. But I never gave up hope that I would meet ‘The One’ someday.”
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“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.