CatholicMingle.com is a site meant exclusively for Catholics to meet online. Despite ever-changing times, the issue of interfaith marriages has always remained the same: If your future spouse isn’t Catholic, then he or she would need to convert to Catholicism if you want a church wedding. Wouldn’t it be easier to meet people with the same religious beliefs and traditions? Unlike some sites similarly targeted to one group of interest more than another, this one doesn't have options for nonbelievers to indicate that they’re aren’t Catholic. Here, you can only be Catholic but unsure of its importance to you.
The profile process is quick and easy. Few details are mandatory. You always have the option of filling out extra questionnaires to provide further details, but they're optional. You can also take a personality test that color-codes your description to aid in finding compatible matches based on something beyond arbitrary physical attributes or interests. The overall tone of the experience is conservatively safe and secure. Many of the members appear to be marriage-minded and, generally, people are looking for connections that are more meaningful.
"Once you’re done explaining what you need and want in a match, the system will go through the database and email you profiles that correspond with the information you provided."
You can send a smile or an e-card to show your interest in someone’s profile. Beyond those basic ways of getting in touch with someone, you’re going to need to sign up for a premium CatholicMingle membership. Once you’ve upgraded you can send and receive email, participate in a live chat or go one-on-one with someone special using instant messaging. It’s also free to read the message boards, but if you want to post any of your own thoughts, you need to pay for a subscription first.
There's also a matchmaking system consisting of a list of criteria describing your potential mate. Besides simply selecting characteristics of your perfect person, you rate the relative importance of each chosen detail compared to the others to make your match description personalized and precise. Once you’re done explaining what you need and want in a match, the system will go through the database and email you profiles that correspond with the information you provided.
The site has seen an increase in how many people it attracts as visitors. Perhaps in response to its growing popularity, its monthly price, which had previously been discounted by 50 percent, has gone back up to its original full price. Therefore, before committing I suggest doing a localized search to find out how many members of interest are in your area. It definitely seems to provide a super-safe and clean online experience, which other mainstream competitors are less likely to offer.
Visit Loveawake if being Catholic is important to you, or if you simply want to meet good people with traditional values.