We talked about prayer, Catholic marketing suckage as a feature and not a bug, and Must Get Mate syndrome.
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Interesting. “We often get what we’re seeking by seeking something else.” I’ve heard this said many times but nobody ever added the part about doing what God would PREFER you to be doing with your time. For a moment there, I actually pondered.
I signed up for “Catholic Match” but they won’t let me actually meet anybody until I pay the $10,250 fee. Okay, it’s not THAT much. But with things as tight as they are, it might as well be. Here’s three words they’d do well to learn: “Monthly Payment Option.” $9.99 a month I can swing. But a big bulk payment at once? Not in this lifetime. Come to think of it… My lack of finances might be part of the reason I’m unmarried at 36. Hmmm. I’m pondering again.
I met my wife through Catholic Match. We are both older, and we celebrated our first anniversary last month. “We often get what we’re seeking by seeking something else” was certainly true in our case!
Catholic Match, in fact online dating, did not exist when I met my wife 14 1/2 years ago, but through a similar, but more secular service.
The real key to such services is to give them as much information as possible. Took faxing them a map of my commute and saying “Only girls in this area” to find my wife.
Cost a lot more back then too. $3000 for 10 matches. I only used 5.
Married 13 years today. Going to dinner tonight at the restaurant where we had our first date. I wonder if they have fixed the bearing in that fan over the table yet.
“Why be alone this Christmas?”