Check out this infographic to get the scoop, and continue reading below to see the complete online dating data from the survey.
Wanted: “Someone close to my age, fairly good looking and Catholic.” Christina Newman says her short list of requirements for a prospective suitor sounds shallow to her now. She knew that someone who cared about her faith would share her values and outlook. For women, it has fallen to 72 percent from 87 percent. In 2008, she married Ernesto Monne of Los Angeles, after an engagement of almost three years. “I think because of the high divorce rate and number of broken families, there is a resurgence in people looking carefully at what makes a successful marriage.
Most of the required information is like what you are asked on a first date or what is revealed on a Facebook profile—until you arrive at the Catholic faith/doctrine section.
There users confront seven topics—single words or short phrases—followed by the option to choose “Yes, I accept the church’s teaching” or “No, I do not.” The topics are: Eucharist, contraception, sanctity of life, papal infallibility, premarital sex, Immaculate Conception and holy orders.
Users can e-connect, arrange a date, find love and ultimately work some sacramental matri-magic.
But before they argue over whose childhood pastor will celebrate the wedding Mass, users of the site must complete a survey.
“We live in the day of not only multiple choices but seemingly endless choices,” Northrop says.Though most of our members are Catholic, how active we are as practicing Catholics varies across the board. Our activities run the gamut from dining out to outdoor activities to enjoying the arts, movies, happy hours, music concerts, photography, hiking and biking, sporting events, picnics and so much more. Check out our variety of activities, and choose whatever ones you want to attend. However, if you want to meet and get to know a vibrant variety of interesting, congenial, genuinely nice people, this IS for you.Our group was founded in 2006 and has evolved to include a large number of individuals over that time. The only religious affiliations more likely to foster same-faith unions were Hindus, 90 percent, and Mormons, 83 percent. “I converted to the Catholic Church in 2000, and I was having a really hard time finding a young Catholic man who was willing to go to Mass with me and practice the faith.” The U. Conference of Catholic Bishops reports that, in recent years, almost half of Catholic weddings unite a Catholic to a non-Catholic. As of 2008, the Pew Forum reports, 78 percent of married Catholics were married to other Catholics.