It was a hot and muggy day, but neither of them minded one bit. “We have been inseparable ever since,” Anna said in her testimonial. We didn’t want a long engagement.” Catholic exists to serve faithful Catholic daters, like Anna and Mike, who are searching for a special connection based on shared beliefs.
Basquez didn’t start out looking to become a Catholic version of yenta, with women singing out what they’re hoping for in a match.When Mike invited her to get a cup of coffee, she was hesitant to agree because he lived two hours from her home in New York City.However, four months of emailing was enough to convince her he was worth the risk.She didn’t want to arrange marriages or select spouses, but she did want to give people options, options for finding others who take their faith seriously too.Still, she doesn’t say she’s the only game in town. For daters wary of awkward getting-to-know each other pseudo-conversations that get harder to make after a series of dates, the dreaded wait to see if the person texts you or responds to a text, (God forbid there’s a phone call – this is 2017, after all, and voice features on a phone are unacceptable for Millenials,) these tips would be key. She asks that people try to see past some of the quirks of the people seated across the table and give them a chance, “at least two dates!She seems to know her business given she has grown hers into about twenty Catholic events during the year with another four open to Christians in general.Anyone can come to any of the events, but they should know that they will be meeting committed Catholics.A few years earlier, Basquez had created a supper club for her fellow Catholics to try new restaurants together and spend time with people they might otherwise just give the sign of peace to.When she tried the speed dating on that fated Valentine’s Day, she says it was so popular that Thai Basil, the local restaurant hosting the event, “broke the fire code” with more than 50 people attending when she had expected maybe only a dozen.The next speed dating events are in May and information can be found at herself is unmarried, but for right now with her business booming, you might say, for the moment at least, she has met a match.The Short Version: If you’re a practicing Catholic trying to date, finding someone who shares your values can be difficult on a general dating site.