CatholicMatch
Catholic Match Registration Form
Catholic Match Contacting
Catholic Match Profile Male

Our Review

Are you a devout Catholic who's tired of dating short-term? Someone who's looking for a partner willing to commit in a relationship founded upon the Catholic faith? Maybe this religion-based dating site is for you.

Decades after it was created, CatholicMatch is now considered as one of the largest Catholic dating sites today. Centred on the idea of faith-focused dating, it claims to offer limitless opportunities to Catholic singles wanting to find individuals who share sincere intentions of entering the Holy Sacrament of matrimony in the long run.

Jason LaFosse and Brian Barcaro co-founded the site, which was formerly called SaintRaphael.net in 1999. The platform was just a passion side-project for the two men before they met Mike Lloyd. The three men shared a worthy mission: to help create a welcoming community for struggling Catholic singles. Thus, CatholicMatch was born, and it's one of the popular faith-based dating sites of today.

Apart from becoming an avenue where singles meet, the site will also help disseminate information for topics like meaningful dating and marriage preparation. The people behind CatholicMatch hope to use the site to create successful marriages with a strong foundation based on the Catholic faith.

All these sound too good to be true, and that's why we decided to swoop in. Is CatholicMatch the dating site you've been praying for? Read on and find out for yourself!

New members at CatholicMatch in September 2020 in comparison

Here you can see how membership figures at CatholicMatch are developing compared to others

Test FlirtyMature for free

Member activity at CatholicMatch in September 2020 in comparison

This is how active CatholicMatch members are compared to others

CatholicMatch Member Structure

Members
9,000 from New Zealand
Members activity
3,000 daily logins
Gender Proportion
50 %
50 %
  • Members are believers of the Catholic Faith
  • Has around 1.5 million members worldwide
  • Members are active in the community and forums
  • Some members do not accept the Church's teaching that premarital sex is wrong
  • There's an equal ratio of men to women members

CatholicMatch caters to users who professed their faith for Catholicism. This is regardless of how strict or lenient they follow and practise the teachings of the Catholic Church.

The dating site more than a million members all over the world, and it continues to grow. Most of the users are from English-speaking countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada.

Since Catholicism is arguably the world's most prominent religious denomination, the website also gained loyal members from European countries like Sweden, Poland, and Ireland, as well as Latin American territories of Brazil and El Salvador.

The website has a balanced ratio of male and female profiles, with a considerable number going online at any given time. This is somewhat good news: it's highly unlikely that you're not going to match with someone while on the dating site.

The members are most active in the discussion forums where various topics ranging from the likes of prayer requests, divorce, current events to teachings for Catholics, and even more are welcome.

Females
Males

Age Distribution

  • 18-24
  • 25-34
  • 35-44
  • 45-54
  • 55+

Signing Up at CatholicMatch

Catholic Match Registration Form
  • Signing up can only take few minutes to complete
  • Register using your email or Facebook account
  • You will be assigned a unique username
  • Profile customisation after registration is partly mandatory
  • Personal introduction has to be at least 150 characters

Signing up to CatholicMatch can be done via your email address or Facebook account. Although not plenty, answering all the fields presented in the registration process is mandatory. Only one question is shown per page, so signing up can take quite a while.

It's quite a little evident that many of the questions are about your faith, beliefs, and religious practices. Apart from these questions, you will also be required to upload a primary photo. The photo in question can be uploaded straight from your computer or lifted your Facebook account.

Unlike most dating sites where you have the freedom to create one, CatholicMatch will assign you your username. Your automatic username is "YourName-MembershipNumber." For example, if you're name's Anna and you are the two millionth member to register, you'll be Anna-2000000.

Making Contact on CatholicMatch

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

Standard members may have had it easy when it came to signing up and profile customisation, but not so much with contacting other members. You can't send messages to other members unless you upgrade to a premium subscription first.

If you're a free member, you can send them Emotigrams, but you can't add a personalised note to make your interaction even more memorable.

In terms of receiving messages, you can receive one no problem, but the catch is the length of time you'll be able to read it's contents. Only after ten days will you be able to read your received message. This seems counterproductive, not unless you're the lucky one who got contacted by an ever-patient CatholicMatch member.

Members can set up 20 multiple-choice questions that don't usually come to mind when engaging in small talk. You can answer these on their profiles so they can get to know you better.

Test winner for free

CatholicMatch Profile Quality

Catholic Match Profile Male
  • Profile information is comprehensive
  • Answer "Get to know me first" to sections that you don't want to disclose information yet
  • There are 7 faith-related questions that you have to answer yes or no to

    Since a substantial amount of a CatholicMatch profile will be answered in the registration process, the majority of the profiles we've come across are filled.

    By skimming through a member's information, you can find a lot of topics that'll make excellent conversation starters or common ground. Profile details include a myriad of topics ranging from a member's favourite movies to favourite saints and even their religious activities.

    Profiles with photos are more likely to be visited, and CatholicMatch made sure you can freely express who you are in images. You can upload up to 50 pictures, and when you do, these show up on the bottom of everyone's main page.

    Apart from these details, CatholicMatch will also publish the results of your temperament quiz if you agree. To view your temperament results, you have to take a quiz first. You're required to create an accompanying account at temperamentquiz.com before taking the said quiz.

    CatholicMatch 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 up to the proposal. Thank you, CatholicMatch!"

    - Macky, 31

    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 upfront; 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. Overall, browsing and navigating this dating website is a smooth and straightforward experience.

    CatholicMatch Costs and Prices

    Free Services
    • Search and view other profiles
    • Send Emotigrams
      ?
      Exclusive emoticons
    • Upload up to 50 photos
    • Participate in matching
    • See who viewed your profile
    • Test now for free
    Fee based Services
    • Unlimited messages
    • Send personalised Emotigrams
      ?
      Exclusive emoticons
    • Priority customer support
    • Access to community chatroom
    • CatholicMatch guarantee
      ?
      If you don't find a match within your first 6 months, you get an additional 6 months for free
    Duration / Credits / CoinsCostsTotal
    Premium
    1 Month29.99 USD / Month29.99 USD
    6 Months14.99 USD / Month89.94 USD
    12 Months9.99 USD / Month119.88 USD

    Is CatholicMatch expensive or cheap?

    In comparison to other providers CatholicMatch is in the upper midfield.
    Test now for free

    Catholic Match Premium Price US
    Payment Options
    • Credit Card

    Transactions are charged in US dollars. Payments at CatholicMatch are auto-renewed to ensure that you continuously enjoy the dating site's offering. The subscriptions are verified and secured by GoDaddy and BBB.

    In terms of the refund, you're only entitled to one if you've already paid but haven't used any of the features yet. 

    Special Features

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

    Temperament

    There's a proto-psychological theory stating that there are four fundamental personality types: sanguine, melancholic, choleric, and phlegmatic. They say people can be any single one or a combination of these. A peek into the results can provide you with incredible insights on how to deal with the person energetically.

    CatholicMatch offers a Temperament quiz with one of its affiliated websites to give you an insight into your personality. The results are posted on your profile so you can view and compare it with other members' results with ease.

    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 emoticons that are exclusively 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 sans the pressure of finding the right words. You can send someone a bouquet, a rosary, or a cup of coffee instead 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

    Datingscout.nz Author Chris Pleines
    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 particular focus on the Catholic faith to help members find their future spouse. It also maintains an active and supportive community anchored 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.
    Test winner for free

    CatholicMatch 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 29.99 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. 

    Can I contact other CatholicMatch members for free?

    No, all messaging features offered by CatholicMatch will require that you upgrade your standard account first.

    You did not find your question? Ask us!

    Please ask your question.
    Please enter your name.

    Thank you for your question. We will answer it as soon as possible.

    Share your CatholicMatch experience

    Unfortunately, there are no experience reports about CatholicMatch. Be the first one and share your experiences:

    I am:
    Please select one option.
    I am searching for:
    Please select one option.
    Please insert your experience report.
    Please enter your age.
    Rate CatholicMatch:
    Please rate CatholicMatch
    Please specify whether you would recommend CatholicMatch.

    Thank you for sharing your experience! After verifying it we will publish your experience here.

    Personalised Recommendation

    Lisa
    Which dating site is right for you?

    Get your personalised recommendation

    Get more info...

    Infos

    Address:PO Box 154 Zelienople, PA 16063 United States
    Phone-Hotline:1-651-319-5310
    E-Mail:support@catholicmatch.com