It’s easy to write Washington, DC off as America’s least romantic city -- what's so charming about a bunch of monuments to old, dead presidents?
Then there's the bad rap DC gets for being too career-focused and transient.
"I just realized that faith was the most important thing in my life and I wondered, 'How do I find a man who agrees with that?
'" Miles away, Nick De Rose was about to leave Catholic Match.
In 1920s Germany, a 43-year-old civil servant named Joseph took out an ad in a local Catholic paper with the intent of finding a wife.
Maria Peintner, a 36-year-old cook, responded, and the two were married four months later.
'Love at first chat' Alexandria was studying in her university library when she decided to create a profile on Catholic
“It has so much to do, so many different venues, so many different people.In sharp contrast to "hook-up" oriented apps such as Tinder, Catholic dating sites serve as a way for marriage-minded Catholics to find one another."As a woman, I wanted to be romanced by someone who was going to respect my faith and hopefully share it," said past Catholic Match user Kara Cardella.In all likelihood, had Joseph and Maria Ratzinger, the parents of Pope Benedict XVI, met today, it might have been through the modern version of a personal ad: online dating.According to a study by University of Chicago psychologist John Cacioppo, between 20, online dating was the single most popular way people met their spouses, more than through work, friends and school combined.