Catholic Singles Online Dating Guide

Being a Catholic single looking for love in today’s world can be a challenge. It’s hard enough to find someone that you mesh with well, are attracted to, and excites you without taking your faith into account.

The problem is that a lot of these people that seem like great matches end up not working out because they don’t share your Catholic belief system or they don’t view their faith with the same level of importance as you.

We’re guessing by the fact that you’re here with us that we don’t have to tell you that. You’re well aware that things can be frustrating and that’s why you’re here. The good news is that over the past few years several awesome Catholic online dating sites have emerged to help make things easier.

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Know Where You Stand on the Issues

When you choose to put your faith at the foreground of your dating, it’s important that you know where you stand on some of the bigger issues. Within Catholicism, there are a lot of different teachings that people will differ on what they think is correct. These issues might be small, and might be something that won’t affect a relationship much at all. Some of these issues, though, are integral to your faith and should be treated as deal breakers.

If you’re a Catholic single, you need to take some time to figure out where you stand on these issues. If you’re wishy-washy on your views, it’s going to make dating difficult. You might find someone who you like, but they don’t view their faith exactly the same way you do. This can lead to heartache and issues further down the road as you get to know each other more.

The best advice we can give you is to take the online dating process seriously and spend some time self-reflecting before you get started. Look at the issues that are important to you and your faith and decide where you stand on them. Figure out which of these issues would be a deal breaker and which you would be willing work with.

Not sure where to start? Take a look at the next section we have on understanding the faith-based questions. A good Catholic dating site is going to bring these issues to the foreground and help to match you with other singles who share the same views as you.

Understanding the Faith-Based Questions

When you join a Catholic online dating site, you’re going to be answering a lot of questions about you, your life, and most importantly your religious faith. Sometimes these questions aren’t going to be ones that you can answer in a matter of seconds.

To help you out, we’ve pulled some of the most popular faith-based questions you’ll run into as a Catholic single dating online. It’s important to look at these to know where you stand and to know what you’re looking for. Sometimes you will get people on religious sites who aren’t religious, which can work or not, depending on where you stand.

Catholic Singles Question 1

A question that we see on some sites is whether or not you are free to marry within the Catholic Church. This question isn’t asked everywhere, but we have certainly seen it more than once.

Cathlic Singles Question 2

Some Catholic dating sites will ask singles what type of schooling they had growing up. While your schooling doesn’t define you, it may have a big impact on who you are or how your faith plays into your life. It also may have an effect on how you might want to raise your kids if you do choose to have any.

Catholic Singles Question 3

This is a fairly straightforward question that asks how often you attend Mass. We highly recommend that you answer this question (and all of them) honestly. No one is going to judge you if you don’t attend Mass as often as you’d like.

Cathlic Singles Question 4

This is a great question for singles that we see on a few dating sites. It helps potential matches to see some more about your history and what has helped to shape you into the person you are today.

Catholic Singles Question 5

This is a preference question that if fairly popular on Catholic dating sites. You can obviously understand why this might be an important question when trying to find potential dates and matches.

Catholic Singles Question 6

This question is one of the most important and should play a big role in helping you have success. You’ll want to be honest and let people know how important your faith is in your life.

Catholic Singles Question 7

The Catholic Church sometimes differs on it’s teaching on the Eucharist. This will be something that you may need to spend some time figuring out where you stand. Here’s a great guide on the subject in case you need some more information to prepare for this question.

Catholic Singles Question 8

Again, this is a Catholic issue that you’ll need to decide for yourself where you stand. To help you out, here’s a great article about the topic of contraception.

Catholic Singles Question 9

Here is some information to help you prepare for the possibility of this question being asked by the dating site or being brought up by a potential match.

Catholic Singles Question 10

This is another issue that you’ll need to decide where you stand. While you won’t see this asked often at online dating sites, we have seen it before. Here’s some information on Papal Infallibility to help you out.

Catholic Singles Question 11

This is a question that has become much more pressing in today’s world. Out of all of the questions on this list, this is the one that as a Catholic single in today’s world you may run into the most.

Catholic Singles Question 12

Here’s some information on Immaculate Conception to help you out.

Catholic Singles Question 13

The last question we have for you today to look at is where you stand on the teaching of the Holy Orders. Here’s some information from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on Holy Orders.

While these are certainly not all the questions that might come up, these are the main ones that we’ve seen at several Catholic dating sites. Should you expect to see all of these questions? Certainly not.

Some sites like to ask these to help with their matching algorithm and some sites like to leave it up to you to dig into if you want. You don’t have to wait until you have answers on all of these to get started. We just wanted to do our best to give you a head start and a heads up.

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Author: Matt Seymour, MSF

Matthew J. Seymour is a dating industry expert with over a decade of experience coaching singles, reviewing dating apps, and analyzing trends within the industry. Matt is a published author with his most recent work “Get More Dates: How to Master Online Dating Apps” that hit shelves in 2023. With a Masters of Science in Finance (MSF) degree from the University of Florida and extensive knowledge of the innerworkings of the online dating industry, Matt frequently serves in an advisory role to some of the largest dating apps on the market. In Matt’s current role with Healthy Framework, he leads the interview team that regularly interviews key dating industry leaders, and leverages his financial knowledge and dating app experience to review and share what singles need to know to get the most out of dating online.