Dating websites by popularity
It is run by Spark Networks, which competes with general dating sites by operating a consortium of niche sites that includes Black Singles, Christian Mingle, and, its most famous site, JDate, for Jews.The one site that is slightly different is Ave Maria Singles. The website “pledges to offer a service solely dedicated to helping faithful, practicing Catholics find their future spouse and help them become a better follower of Christ.” The site is for Catholics who are able to marry in the Church and opposed to using contraception.Its perspective is expressed through its seven “Do you agree with the Catholic Church’s teaching on . .” questions that everyone must answer when they set up their profile.(These questions focus on the Eucharist, premarital sex, contraception, life issues, papal infallibility, Mary, and holy orders.) These questions can be answered by agreeing, slightly agreeing, or not agreeing, and the answers are used to find matches. It seeks to bring together “like minded Catholic singles” and makes “you feel comfortable expressing yourself as both a Catholic and a single.” Catholicmingle has over 100,000 users.On the one hand, they make faith and morals central to the process of matching.They facilitate both talking and learning about the faith.
The best examples are the totally ad-supported site Plenty Of Fish (POF.com) that has no monthly fees and Zoosk that works through Facebook and other social networking sites. These sites can be useful for Catholic for a number of reasons.
To set up a profile on e Harmony, you take a personality questionnaire consisting of over 400 questions.
Your answers are analyzed by e Harmony’s “patented Compatibility Matching System” that uses personality traits to match individuals.
Members have discerned a vocation to sacramental marriage but have not yet found the right person.
Ave Maria Singles offers a slightly different payment plan: a one time fee of over 0 that allows permanent access to the site.