CatholicMatch
CatholicMatch Registration
CatholicMatch Messaging
CatholicMatch Profile

Our Review

Originally under the name SaintRaphael.net, CatholicMatch was created in 1999 as a service to Catholics. The dating website serves as a platform where Catholic singles can meet and interact with like-minded individuals for a solid, long-term, and faith-based relationship.

It is currently the most popular niche Catholic dating site, and has been publicly recommended by various Catholic leaders.

Member Structure

Members
4,500 from Singapore
Members activity
16,500 daily logins
Gender Proportion
60 %
40 %
  • 1,500,000 worldwide members
  • less than 50% of male members between 40-60 years old do not accept the Church's teaching that premarital sex is wrong
  • more than 50% of female members between 40-60 years old do not accept the Church's teaching that premarital sex is wrong

The website has mostly female profiles and a considerable number is online at any given time. The members are most active in the discussion forums where different topics like prayer requests, divorce, current events, teachings for Catholics, and more are welcome.

Signing Up

CatholicMatch Registration
  • Profile can be created manually or automatically through Facebook
  • Personal introduction has to be at least 150 characters
  • You're given an automatic username

All fields are mandatory. Only one question is presented per page so signing up can take quite a while. As expected, many of the questions are about your faith, beliefs, and religious practices. Your photo can be uploaded from your computer or Facebook. Your automatic username is "YourName-MembershipNumber". For example, if you're the 2 millionth member, you'll be Anna-2000000.

Making Contact

CatholicMatch Messaging
  • Messaging is only for premium members
  • Members can set up "interview questions" that you answer on their profile
  • If you're a free member, you can only read messages after 10 days
  • There is a chatroom

You can't send messages to other members unless you upgrade to premium. If you're a free member, you can send them Emotigrams, but you can't add a personalized note. You can only read messages sent to you after 10 days, which seems counterproductive. Members can set up 20 multiple-choice questions that don't usually come up in small talk. You can answer these on their profiles so they can get to know you better.

Profile Quality

CatholicMatch Profile
  • Profile includes your temperament results (phlegmatic, sanguine, melancholic, choleric)
  • There are 7 faith questions you answer yes or no to
  • Includes customisable interview questions that other members can answer
  • The profiles are very detailed
  • The profile information can be changed later
  • Profile pictures are visible to everyone for free

Profile details range from favourite movies to favourite saints to religious activities. You can upload up to 50 photos and when you do, these show up on the bottom of everyone's main page. To view your temperament results, you have to take a quiz. You're required to create an accompanying account at temperamentquiz.com before you can take the quiz.

Real Life Review

"I met my fiancée through CatholicMatch. No other dating website was an option, since I knew my faith had to be paramount in any relationship. And I wasn't in it for fun and games, I wanted to look for my future spouse. She sent the first message, but since I didn't have a subscription I couldn't read it yet. I tried browsing through other accounts but something kept pulling me back to her profile. I now know that was divine intervention. Finally, I relented and paid for a premium membership. And it's been nothing but a positive experience from our first chat to the proposal. Thank you, CatholicMatch!" - Male Teacher (30)

Design and Usability

The website has a modern feel. The home page isn't cluttered and space is designated wisely. You will find most of the features that you need up front; no need to click through so many tabs. The functions are user-friendly and can be accessible to users of all ages. You will find almost no pesky ads, and if there are any, they're also from faith-based organisations.

CatholicMatch Costs and Prices

Free Services
  • Search and view other profiles
  • Send Emotigrams
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    Exclusive emoticons
  • Upload up to 50 photos
  • Participate in matching
  • See who viewed your profile
Fee based Services
  • Unlimited messages
  • Send personalized Emotigrams
    ?
    Exclusive emoticons
  • Priority customer support
  • Access to community chatroom
  • CatholicMatch guarantee
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    If you don't find a match within your first 6 months, you get an additional 6 months for free
Duration / Credits / CoinsCosts per monthTotal
Premium
1 Month29.95 S$ / Month29.95 S$
3 Months19.95 S$ / Month59.85 S$
6 Months12.49 S$ / Month74.95 S$

Is CatholicMatch expensive or cheap?

In comparison to other providers CatholicMatch is upper moderate.

CatholicMatch Singapore Prices
Payment Options
  • Credit Card

Payments are auto-renewed. If you've already paid but haven't used any features yet, you can still get a refund. Otherwise, you can't. The subscriptions are verified and secured by GoDaddy and BBB.

Special Features

CatholicMatch offers unique features that make up for their lack of a matching algorithm. And that's probably why they work, because they let members sort out the matches they like rather than just presenting it to them. 

Temperament

There's a proto-psychological theory that there are four fundamental personality types: sanguine, melancholic, choleric, and phlegmatic. People can be any single one or any combination of these. CatholicMatch offers a Temperament quiz with one of its affiliated websites to give you an insight on your personality. The results are posted on your profile. You can view and compare with other members' results as well.

Interview Questions

You can use Interview Questions as icebreakers before you even start chatting with another member. You can create up to 20 multiple-choice questions and let others answer these on your profile. This can be a great way to know if someone has a "deal breaker" habit or belief for you. The results of this interview will be delivered as a message in your inbox.

Emotigrams

These are basically emoticons that are exclusive available in CatholicMatch. Since talking to someone can be nerve-wracking, CatholicMatch has given users a way to help them make a quick and easy introduction without needing to find the right words. You can just send someone a bouquet, a rosary, or a cup of coffee in lieu of saying "hello".

Our rating

Signing Up: 4.0 / 5
Making Contact: 3.0 / 5
Profile Quality: 5.0 / 5
Real Life Review: 4.5 / 5

Editors Conclusion

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CatholicMatch delivers on its promise. You get what you sign up for, since everyone (from the creators to the members) are sincere about the purpose of the dating site. The entire system puts special focus on the Catholic faith to help members find their future spouse. It also maintains an active and supportive community that is founded on a strong Catholic identity. If you're devoted to finding someone with the same values and lifestyle as you, sign up to CatholicMatch for free.

FAQ

Facts

What is CatholicMatch?

CatholicMatch is a niche online dating website for Catholic singles who wish to find someone of the same faith.

Who owns CatholicMatch?

CatholicMatch was founded in 1999 by Jason LaFosse, Brian Barcaro, and the late Mike Lloyd.

Is CatholicMatch legit?

Yes, CatholicMatch is legit, and it is currently the most popular Catholic dating website.

Is CatholicMatch safe?

Yes. There is a security system that monitors the website 24/7 and scans the profiles for any suspicious behaviour.

Where can I read CatholicMatch stories?

Success stories are available at catholicmatch.com/about/category/success-stories. 

Is there a forum for CatholicMatch?

Yes. CatholicMatch reports that an average of 2,000 posts are uploaded everyday.

Does CatholicMatch have an app?

No, it doesn't have a mobile app yet, but their website is optimized for phone screens.

Usability

Can I hide my profile?

Yes. On the top right of the website, click on your profile picture and select "Profile". Under your header photo, you'll see "Edit your profile". Click that and choose "Change profile status". There are several choices on how you wish to hide your profile (depending on reason and time).

Why was my account removed?

You probably didn't pass the website's security checkpoints. Try contacting their support team or creating another account.

How do I block someone?

You have to contact customer support before being able to block an account. In your message, you must include the member's name, profile ID, and your reason for blocking.

Payment

Is CatholicMatch free?

Yes, signing up and browsing through is free, but you have to upgrade to premium to use messaging features.

How much is CatholicMatch?

The premium subscription starts at 29.95 USD for one month only.

Cancel

How do I cancel my CatholicMatch subscription?

You can't cancel the current period of your subscription, but you can turn off the auto-renewal at catholicmatch.com/account/services. After your current package expires, you'll continue on as a free member.

Contact

How do I contact CatholicMatch?

You can contact their support team at support@catholicmatch.com. 

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Adress:211 East Grandview Avenue, Zelienople, PA 16063, United States
E-Mail:support@catholicmatch.com