Find What You’re Praying for: A Guide to Online Dating for Catholic Singles

About 51 million American adults are Catholics, so it should be easy to find someone to date, right? Not really.

Sometimes, it may seem difficult to find other single Catholics, but an online dating app can make it easier to connect with those people. You just have to know where to look.

Are you scouring the Internet looking for a God-loving or fearing spouse? You won’t find Catholic singles on Tinder. Learn where to find them in this post.

Non-Specific Online Dating Sites

You could always try joining a regular online dating site to find other Catholic singles. But the problem is that there aren’t always just Catholics on the site. However, these dating platforms may have more users than other specific Catholic sites, so it may be worth checking them out.

On these websites, there is a faith component. You can show how important faith is to you in a relationship and make it a deal breaker if the other person is not a Catholic.

These sites are great for finding other Catholics, but you’ll have to stay strong when deciding how important your faith is to you.

Chemistry.com is a great site for finding someone else who’s compatible with your personality. This is especially important if you’re looking for a long term relationship.

Another popular one is eHarmony. This site is good for Catholics because most people on this platform are looking for a relationship that will lead to marriage, and there may be some Catholics who meet your criteria.

This website does cost $50 a month to use, though, so keep that in mind.

CatholicSingles

CatholicSingles is a popular choice among online dating apps.

This app is following the trend of other dating apps but focuses on respect and real, committed relationships rather than one night stands and hookups.

This app emphasizes the human aspect of love and treating people like humans rather than things and objects as some other apps may tend to do.

Members will answer questions about who they are, what it was like growing up, their thoughts on the Church, and how often they pray and go to mass. In addition to the regular classes that might come up on a first date, there are also religious-focused questions so that you can make sure your partner is as committed to the Catholic faith as you are.

This app also lets you control different filters like age and distance to make sure you find people in your area if that’s what you’re looking for.

CatholicChemistry

This is a relatively new site that popped up in 2018. They are trying to provide an effective dating method while also keeping up with online dating app trends.

Its mission is not only to help people connect with others of the same religion but also help them find someone who will strengthen their faith and help them grow.

This site also asks what user’s ideas are on the teachings of the Catholic faith, but on this one, you can check if you’re open to learning more about it or you don’t know how you feel about it.

CatholicChemistry is great because you can find potential partners by setting the age, location, how often they go to mass, and also based off their answers to the teaching of the Church questions. This allows you to narrow down the results and connect with compatible members.

CatholicMatch

CatholicMatch is a great site for Catholic singles because the person who created it was Catholic. In fact, this is one of the largest Catholic dating platforms out there.

When you set up a profile, you’ll have to answer questions about your faith. For example, do you agree with the Church’s teaching on sex? You can answer these questions on a varying scale of how much you agree.

You will find matches based on your answers to these questions so that you can find someone who has the same views as you. This is important because having opposing views in something like religion can damage a long term relationship down the road.

AveMariaSingles

This site is strictly for Catholics, so if you’re looking for something that’s really strong in faith, this service may be the one for you.

It also wants people to become stronger in their faith while also helping them find a lifelong partner.

This dating platform is also for people who don’t think that using contraception is okay, which many Catholics realize can be a difficult thing to find.

You do have to pay to join this site as it charges a $150 one-time fee. There are many members who use this service, though, and it has a little bit more than 10,000 users. Since you have to pay, it does make the users a little more dedicated and serious in finding a partner.

Find Catholic Singles Today

Sometimes, it can be difficult to meet Catholic singles in real life, but online dating apps and sites make this process a little bit easier.

While it may seem like there is no hope for love and real relationships in today’s dating scene, it doesn’t have to be that way. There are people out there just like you, looking for what you’re looking for.

The apps and sites just help you meet them.

Read more about online dating to help you find a great partner.

Melissa Thompson writes about a wide range of topics, revealing interesting things we didn't know before. She is a freelance USA Today producer, and a Technorati contributor.