CatholicMatch is a select matchmaking site for single Catholics. They have a group of around 84,000. Guests can create a picture profile, send virtual winks and see who's interested in them. If you go for a premium membership it unlocks email and advanced matches.
For those Catholics passionate about their faith, CatholicMatch offers a pleasant online forum for meeting other believers, either for friendship or for marriage. This lively website is packed with features that will help you to quickly get to know other people and to become a part of the online catholic community.
Members can describe in some detail their backgrounds and beliefs on their profile.
This makes it easy for members to search for other individuals whose beliefs and opinions are compatible with their own.
Prepare to Get Personal!
Creating a profile on the site takes around 10 minutes. After creating a profile, you have the option to subscribe as a paid member of which there are a few choices.
Or you can just explore the site as a free member with "limited access". After entering your name, location, email address and a password, you'll be prompted to enter some details about your appearance, background and your social habits.
For example, you'll need to answer a few questions about your political views, your smoking and drinking habits, and how often you travel. Next you'll be asked about your family background, and about your Catholic beliefs, such as your Catholic Rite, your Diocese, and which aspects of the doctrine and teaching you accept.
The questions are rather specific, though they're intended to give as complete and accurate a picture of you as possible. You won't be asked for a user name during the registration steps, this will be created for you automatically based on your first name, and a number.
The site also has a feature called the "temperament test", that offers some insight into personality. In order to view someone's temperament test, you first need to complete one yourself.
CatholicMatch has been around for a very long time. This is a service that's carefully designed with the needs of Catholics in mind. Not surprisingly they are keen to point out the advantages of using a tailor made dating experience such as this versus a supermarket style of dating that you'd get on Plentyoffish or Match.com.
- Easy to use
- Focuses just on Catholics
- Complete, and informative profiles
- The free account is quite restrictive and doesn't allow members to communicate
Charles314159January 21st, 2021
After several weeks of begging for an explanation and for mercy and reconsideration, they cited a clause in their terms of service stating that they can refuse service for any reason they feel like, or for no reason, and that they would ignore anything I said to them in the future.
This is not the behavior of Christians - it's the behavior of a totalitarian oligarchy with no empathy for the people they have power over. I strongly recommend against using this site.
jodiJanuary 9th, 2019
yehshividaSeptember 6th, 2012
J_4047October 11th, 2011
J_4047August 10th, 2011
I would highly recommend NOT joining this site as I feel they "stabbed me in the back" with the way that they treated me. I am very angry about this and have voiced my opinion of the way that they have treated me to several other people. It's not right or worth it! Again, hands down the worst customer service that I have ever dealt with in my entire life!
Lori_3768May 12th, 2011
AllisonMarch 21st, 2011
Dave_3508March 17th, 2011
JayJuly 21st, 2009
So you pay to sign up because you see lots of profiles in their area, thinking they are people you can contact. Unfortunately, once they have your money, you realize they are just free accounts and there is no way to contact them, meaning there are actually far fewer people who can be contacted than you'd originally thought. That just seems wrong to me.
To make matters worse, I wanted to be considerate and let people know that because I signed up for a free account, I couldn't be contacted, but the site specifically says you aren't allowed to include that info in your profile! That means they know that they are tricking people and want to perpetuate it!
Then I decided that to be fair to other people, I'd just delete my profile, but there is no way to do that on the site! They really want to perpetuate this deception any way they can. Even if it's legal, I think it's unethical.
At least in my area, it also seems like most of the people on there aren't even that serious about their faith, disagreeing with lots of church teachings. Seriously, why bother joining a Catholic dating site if you're not that into your faith?
At the end of the day you'd be better off just using a free dating site like okcupid.com, plentyoffish.com or even Craigslist.org, just being sure to mention that you're looking for other serious Catholics.
EvelynFebruary 19th, 2009
Stan_3938June 22nd, 2011