Personals.) If you worry about being able to sort through these numbers yourself, you can use the sister site,
has you take a personality test and then uses this information to suggest people who would be a good match, ideally for long term relationships.
Other general sites operate in a similar manner but typically have some features that distinguish them from these two goliaths.
The best examples are the totally ad-supported site Plenty Of Fish (POF.com) that has no monthly fees and Zoosk that works through Facebook and other social networking sites. These sites can be useful for Catholic for a number of reasons.
Its perspective is expressed through its seven “Do you agree with the Catholic Church’s teaching on . .” questions that everyone must answer when they set up their profile.
(These questions focus on the Eucharist, premarital sex, contraception, life issues, papal infallibility, Mary, and holy orders.) These questions can be answered by agreeing, slightly agreeing, or not agreeing, and the answers are used to find matches. It seeks to bring together “like minded Catholic singles” and makes “you feel comfortable expressing yourself as both a Catholic and a single.” Catholicmingle has over 100,000 users.
The United States has over 40 million people registered on over 1,500 online dating sites.
These numbers are a bit overwhelming, so it is helpful to go over sites that might be most useful to Catholics.
General Dating Sites typifies a general dating site. asks a series of questions about you, your interests, lifestyle and background and values.
Catholicmatch and Catholicmingle are two of the more prominent sites.
Catholicmatch is run by Acolyte, LLC (whose founder is a Catholic) and seems to be the largest site with approximately 200,000 users.
This searching ability is necessary as has more than 20 million users.
(Its already high number of users was increased in 2010 when it absorbed Yahoo!