Online Dating

I met my husband through God's grace, with a little help from a Catholic online dating site.  (If you are curious about our story, you can see the "success story" I wrote here.)  I feel called to share our story because I know that there are many others out there that are too nervous or embarrassed to try online dating, and you shouldn't be!  At first, I was a little shy about telling people where we met, but we are now happily married and just had our first child, so there is nothing to be embarrassed about - obviously it worked!  And I truly believe that God's hand was at work in bringing us together (He is God after all, so I'm pretty sure He can figure out technology!).  

Our Catholic Match baby!
We met on Catholic Match.  From my perspective, it was a great site and I know many young couples who met there.  I believe this is the largest Catholic dating site, so there is a large pool of people to interact with.  However, I did notice that I had to pay careful attention while reading each person's profile because many of the men I encountered were "cultural Catholics" who were not practicing and did not know or follow the Church's teachings.  I know many young married couples that met there and my brother-in-law is engaged to a lovely young woman he met on Catholic Match (I guess this has become a family tradition!).    

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I've also heard great things about Ave Maria Singles (and personally know two couples that met there).  The site is committed to serving faithful, practicing Catholics, so you probably wouldn't have to be as wary of the beliefs of the people you encounter.  Although I'm sure people of all ages meet on this site, the couples that I do know that met there were in their 30s and 40s, and it seemed to me that people on this site seem to be more marriage-focused than those on Catholic Match (which may have to do with its emphasis on serving faithful, practicing Catholics).   

Another difference between the two sites is that there is a one-time fee for Ave Maria Singles (which means a bigger up-front cost) but you can search for a spouse until you find him/her, while you pay monthly for Catholic Match (they do have discounts for longer periods of time).  I paid for a six month membership when I signed up, but met my husband on Catholic Match within two weeks of being on, so you never know how long you'll need it, but I can't say that I regret the cost - my husband was more than worth it.  

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If you feel called to marriage and are currently seeking a spouse, give one of them a try! Please consider joining through one of my affiliate links on this page.  (If you click the banner above for Ave Maria Singles, you will get $25 off the one-time fee.) God bless!


  1. My husband and I are another Catholic Match "success story." We've been married for almost 2 years and recently welcomed our firstborn son! My oldest sister also met her husband on CM and they now have 2 beautiful children. My second oldest sister is currently engaged to a man she met on CM. So, I'd definitely recommend the website to anyone looking to meet a good Catholic guy :) But, I have to agree with you about looking carefully at the profiles if you're looking for someone who isn't just "culturally Catholic."

  2. This is a great tip for the singles out there who are "looking" for God's gift for them, aka a Catholic spouse! :) Praying for you and your family, esp. as you live out your Catholic faith during these trying times! :) Thanks for dropping by my blog, by the way! :) I have another one about motherhood and everything in between at :) See you around! God bless always!

  3. My husband and I met online too - oddly enough he was working on the campus that I was an undergrad student at. We've been married almost 3 years, and have two beautiful children. :)

  4. We met on-line, too! In fact, I hardly know a couple now that didn't meet on-line!

  5. What a cool story and I had never heard of Catholic Match! Good to know!

  6. Love your story! I also met my husband online!

  7. My husband and I met online! I'm always talking about that option - it's worth a try!

  8. My husband and I also met on Catholic We'll be marry for four years in a month and have an almost one year old. I definitely am glad I gave Catholic Match a try, I would have never found my Husband, since we lived about hour and half apart from each other. I ironically tried it on the recommendation of my parents. It's amazing how God works in mysterious ways.

  9. I met my husband on Catholic Match about 7 years ago and we've been married for 5!! So glad to 'meet you' !!


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