It can be difficult to start dating again after losing a spouse. Fortunately, there are dating communities that foster safe and wholesome relationships between members of the same religious background. If you are a Catholic widow, there are several websites that can help you to meet other Catholic singles that share your values.
Since its founding in 1997, CatholicSingles.com has attracted thousands of Catholics. The site is wholly owned by a Catholic company that is committed to promoting Catholic values and upholding Church teachings. It invites members to fellowship and to develop wholesome relationships but does not facilitate homosexual relationships or other liaisons that the Church considers inappropriate. CatholicSingles posts inspirational devotions and weekly columns from clergy and provides links to other Catholic resources. Once you complete a personal profile, the site offers compatibility tests that match you with other Catholic singles. You can limit the search to members in your area. You can upload an unlimited number of photos, as long as photos of you are modest and appropriate. You can also join live chat rooms.
CatholicPeople.com currently has over 30,000 subscribers. The website promotes unions between devout Catholics by advocating faith as the primary focus of relationships. In order to ensure that the site is not abused, a quality assurance team reviews all profiles to make sure that they are appropriate before they are posted. You are forbidden from publishing direct contact information, soliciting multiple partners, soliciting underage partners or posting any political or business advertisements. After submitting your profile, you receive emails each time the database finds a match. You can also conduct a manual search to locate other singles.
Catholic Mingle facilitates romantic unions between Catholic singles who share common beliefs and values as well as friendships between members of the faith community. The site was established in 2001. You can initiate contact with other members and browse member profiles and photos for free during a trial membership. You can also search for members by state. The customer service team offers help and assistance whether you are having technical difficulties or you need guidance writing your first email.
Catholic Match brings together Catholic singles in an environment that promotes faith and spirituality. The site is unique in that it uses a "Temperament Test" that matches members based on their temperament compatibility, not just on shared interests and traits. Catholic Match is primarily utilized by members looking for potential marriage partners, but it is also used by members looking for friendship, community or religious networking. Catholic Match is faithful to the teachings of the Church; it does not facilitate illicit unions.