Catholic Match's History
In 1999, co-founders Jason LaFosse and Brian Barcaro found themselves at a church picnic discussing the struggles that single Catholics were facing. They quickly agreed that there was a clear need for a community environment where Catholic men and women could come together with the intention of finding their future spouse, not only to meet new peple and then to regret their decision. Before long, their new dating website, SaintRaphael.net, was launched from their Pittsburgh apartment. A couple of years later, Brian and Jason would team up with Mike Lloyd to begin the journey to CatholicMatch.com. Their mission is “Faith focused dating and marriage is our mission, and we have been doing it for more than 15 years.” Without faith, no relationship will flower into marriage, and without marriage, there will be no faith. Thus, making faith the base of their dating site, this could be overcome and dispersed of.
Catholic Match's Values
In 2013, CatholicMatch received its 1 millionth account, proving that the days of online dating being seen as a last resort for lonely singles were long past. CatholicMatch has gained legitimacy in the dating world and the Catholic community as more and more single people turn towards online dating -the best and most efficient way to meet their future spouse, giving them more faith. Over the next 15 years, CatholicMatch hopes to continue to make online dating even easier for those seeking sacramental marriage. The coming years will also see a growth and development of the CatholicMatch Institute, which will strive to better educate Catholic singles, divorcees, married couples, engaged couples, and church leaders. This will serve as an information hub for things like purposeful dating and marriage preparation. The CatholicMatch team hopes to use both of these sites to reverse the marriage decline and support Catholic relationships in every way possible.
What makes Catholic Match unique?
CatholicMatch has many reasons why anyone should choose them for their dating needs.
You are not just “Catholic” - To meet other Catholics on the site, you have to set up your profile to show specifically that your faith and values are one of your top priorities.
One size does not fit all - They build their site for Catholics who are interested in dating and marriage.
Good values = good value - When they talk about value, they are taking into account what you pay and what you get back in return, and CatholicMatch has one of the highest values of any religious-based dating site.
Your principles help to create our tools - Online dating is a tool to provide you with the opportunity to meet people that you would otherwise not meet. What you do with that tool is up to you. If you are interested in dating for marriage, and you see marriage as a vocation, then the dating site that you choose should match that in principle.