Unlike the movies, which are designed to provide two hours of entertainment, meeting the right guy or girl is a completely different type of search,” Barcaro said.He says technology is not to blame for such attitudes. sites are tools — just like Facebook, texting, email or television,” said Barcaro.“Simply because a tool can be abused does not mean the tool itself actually promotes a certain kind of behavior.” Instead, the issue relates to a consumeristic culture, Barcaro said.“We live in an environment where we are bombarded with choices,” Barcaro said.“I think one of the biggest problems or dangers is that of treating another human being as something you can ‘shop for’ based on a list of traits and qualities,” West said.“The great dignity of being human is that every human person is incomparable, totally unique and unrepeatable.Advantages and Disadvantages Such sites pair people who would otherwise not meet due to distance or other circumstances, said Catholic Match CEO Brian Barcaro.One match involved a man stationed on a submarine and a nurse on a nearly all-female staff in a neonatal unit.
Catholic Match does just that, with a blog that features dating Q and As, meditations on faith and love, summaries of Church teachings and inspirational stories of Catholic couples.
Three other Catholic sites — Ave Maria Singles.com, Catholic and Catholic (Catholic Mingle is part of the Christian Mingle conglomerate (aka Spark Network) that operates other sites for Jewish and Mormon singles) — all have had under 500,000 visitors, according to data.
According to David Nevarez of Catholic Singles.com, the site has more than 200,000 active members.
Using Online Tools Properly Catholic Match discourages members from having a shopping mentality.
“We remind our members that this is Catholic Match, not Netflix, and newest members are not like newest releases.
If we’re only in love with a list of qualities, well, then our love will drift to anyone who has those qualities.