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Today, the most often-cited meeting place for singles (21%) is online, according to a survey published in last year.
Similar issues could arise on Catholic dating sites, said Christopher West, a Catholic author and speaker on John Paul II’s theology of the body.
Ann Clegg recalled one man who sent her four to five messages each day with riddles and puzzles.
When questioned, he admitted to “basically playing the odds by sending out messages to 75 or more women at a time,” she said.
In contrast to secular sites like OKCupid.com, which offers quizzes on sexual habits and histories, Catholic sites have questionnaires on user’s beliefs about contraception, confession, the Eucharist and papal infallibility.
Users are encouraged to elaborate about faith: On Catholic Match, they can list favorite saints and specify liturgical preferences.
“When a couple gets married, they have unlimited choices for their reception, and, as a result, the couple [often] spends more time and money and concern over the party than the wedding Mass or preparing for the rest of their lives through the sacrament of marriage,” he said.