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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.The site has a free “Guide to Online Dating,” and it has launched the Catholic Match Institute for Dating and Marriage to combat declining marriage rates among Catholics.“The decline in Catholics getting married in the Church is undeniable, but it seems a stretch to blame online dating,” Barcaro said.In contrast to secular sites like OKCupid.com, which offers quizzes on sexual habits and histories, Catholic sites have questionnaires on user’s beliefs about contraception, confession, the Eucharist and papal infallibility.Users are encouraged to elaborate about faith: On Catholic Match, they can list favorite saints and specify liturgical preferences.The site also is the only one of these sites that offers content in Spanish as Catolicos But the smaller sites are growing: Ave Maria has gone from 2,000 to about 5,000 active users since 2000.

Control and Commitment Problems Even Catholics who intend marriage may delay it, Buono said.After 15 years in business, it has 3,000 marriages under its belt.“It’s unrealistic for a single Catholic to assume they can meet their future spouse within their local faith community,” said Ave Maria founder Anthony Buono.After 10 months of in-person dating, they married in 2005.Over roughly the last decade, online dating has gone from stigma to social norm.

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