In contrast to secular sites like OKCupid.com, which offers quizzes on sexual habits and histories, Catholic sites have questionnaires on user’s beliefs about contraception, confession, the Eucharist and papal infallibility.
Users are encouraged to elaborate about faith: On Catholic Match, they can list favorite saints and specify liturgical preferences.
He attributes the decline to fewer people valuing marriage.
Today, the most often-cited meeting place for singles (21%) is online, according to a survey published in last year.
In terms of Catholic sites, Catholic Match says it has served almost 1 million people since its founding in 1999.
After 10 months of in-person dating, they married in 2005.
Over roughly the last decade, online dating has gone from stigma to social norm.
Using Online Tools Properly Catholic Match discourages members from having a shopping mentality.
“We remind our members that this is Catholic Match, not Netflix, and newest members are not like newest releases.
“When a couple gets married, they have unlimited choices for their reception, and, as a result, the couple [often] spends more time and money and concern over the party than the wedding Mass or preparing for the rest of their lives through the sacrament of marriage,” he said.
“Is the answer to discourage or ban wedding receptions?
If we’re only in love with a list of qualities, well, then our love will drift to anyone who has those qualities.