With almost 6 million Catholics in Australia alone, it certainly makes sense to have a dedicated online community where single Catholics can get to know one another. My Catholic Match review will provide you with an in-depth guide as to whether or not this dating site is worth your time.
About Catholic Match
First founded under the name St. Raphael.net way back in 1999 as a small online community for Catholics. In 2004 the site was renamed to CatholicMatch.com because people encountered difficulties in spelling and remembering the domain name.
With more than 1 million monthly visitors, today the site is a very active and vibrant community where singles can not only find someone to spend the rest of their lives with, but also find long lasting friendships.
Dating Site Features
You’ll find plenty of features to make your time spent on the site a lot more fun and exciting. As well as the usual features like: emails, search, messaging, favorites, blocking and photo albums; there are also a number of features which you won’t find on any other dating site.
The temperament test is used for distinguishing your own individual temperament. Providing a glimpse of the type of person that you really are. Be sure to choose the best possible answers based on your natural instinct.
You can create your own personal interview of up to 20 multiple-choice questions. This is a great way to to get to know other members by asking questions that are important to you.
In the forums you can chat about anything and everything. There are new polls every few weeks on a wide variety of topics. You can also submit your own polls.
Perhaps you would like to test your knowledge of the Catholic Faith and history. Then why not try out the Catholic Trivia quiz and also build a healthy competitive spirit within the community.
There is also a simplified mobile version of the site available, so you can log-on whilst on the move.
Registering Your Profile
Reregistration takes about 10 minutes. You are asked a series of questions designed to get to know who you are and what you are looking for in a relationship. This allows you be be matched to singles with similar outlooks on life to your own. Registration completely free of charge, no credit card required here.
Membership Numbers and Authenticity
Over 400,000 Catholic singles are currently active on Catholic Match in Australia. And the membership pool is evenly split, with a ratio 48:52 between male and female members.
Just like with all online dating sites, Catholic Match is not immune to fake members trying their hardest to scam you. Although I spotted a handful of fake profiles on the site, it was certainly no worse than on other dating sites. And when reported, the profiles were removed in less than 24 hours. But please do remember to remain prudent online, if you receive a message that sounds too good to be true, it most likely is.
When you first create your profile you will have a basic free membership subscription. The free membership allows you to create a profile, browse site members and view their profiles. It really just gives you a taste for the sight. If you then find someone you like and would like to message them, you will will need to upgrade to a full membership subscription. This then entitles you to the following: private messaging, chat, forum access, and priority customer support. The 2012 full membership prices for Catholic Match are as follows:
$12.49 per month for a 6 month membership (56% Saving)
$19.99 per month for a 3 month membership (33% Saving)
$29.95 per month for a 1 month membership
Payment can be made either by: Visa, American Express, Mastercard, Discover or Paypal.
Pros and Cons
One of the largest Catholic dating site in Australia
Full mobile support
48:52 male to female balance
Expensive for a single months subscription
Summary and Conclusion
Catholic Match is an online community that has grown over a span of more than a decade. So it’s hardly surprising that the site is now one of the largest dating sites and communities for Catholics in the United States.
The site is very easy to use, it’s advert free, you can also create an account and search for free. And if you do join, the membership prices are more than reasonable.
You may be able to search for Catholics on other sites like eHarmony.com or match.com, but the numbers of single Catholics are tiny when compared to CatholicMatch.com. The site also has a thriving community and feels a lot less like your typical dating site where people only care about themselves.
If you are Catholic, and would like to meet a Catholic partner either for friendship or one day marriage, then you don’t need to look further than www.catholicmatch.com.