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After a period of discernment, Clare returned from a pilgrimage in Rome having realised that her vocation was marriage and motherhood, not religious life.
Two of her close friends had both met their husbands through Catholic Match and encouraged her to follow their example.
Madeleine Teahan says more and more Catholics are trying out dating websites.
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James had initially signed up because he was a busy bachelor who worked long hours in the week and often felt too exhausted to socialise at the weekend.
For him, Catholic Match was a perfect way of meeting new Catholics.
I seem to have a knack for picking rusty grocery carts that make clattering noises or ones with squeaky wheels that grate on your nerves like fingernails on a chalkboard. You want to go in a straight line, but the cart wants to swerve to the left and take out the cat food display.
I made friends with Clare shortly after her engagement. “It’s a Catholic dating website.” Clare was in her early 30s when I met her but looked younger.
The natural question I asked was how she met her fiancé. She was striking, exceptionally bright and heavily involved with her university chaplaincy.
“You need humility to sign up to the website because you do feel embarrassed, especially when you spot people from you local parish,” Clare told me.
“But in many ways a dating website makes sense because you are removing the initial physical attraction and so it’s easier to establish a relationship of the mind first.