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A single Catholic in D. CNA's Christine Rousselle, to be exact sounded off in personal disappointment about a speed dating event that she was attending at a local parish. The conversation sparked by the tweet captured more than just one woman's frustration with a one-time event. Single Catholics bemoaned the many difficulties of modern dating - finding someone with the same beliefs, limited options of single Catholics who live in certain areas, the uneven ratio of Catholic women to men, those who seem forever to be discerning and never committing, and so on.

Catholic-specific online dating options have also, until recently, been quite limited. One or two sites with dial-up era technology, no apps, and high prices remained the only options for years for single Catholics hoping to meet new people, but wanting to avoid the "Netflix and Chill" culture associated with certain secular dating apps.

Times are tough in the Catholic dating world, but there are people who are paying attention - and trying to change the game. Emily Zanotti, a married mother of 5-month-old twins and editor for the Daily Wire, is one such person paying attention to the woes of her single sisters and brothers in Christ.

In her personal life, she already boasts several successful matches she's arranged between friends resulting in multiple marriages and, so far, five babies. When she saw the speed dating conversation on Twitter, Zanotti somewhat off-handedly offered her matchmaking skills to anyone on Catholic Twitter who wanted to be set up.

She asked interested parties to respond to her Tweet or send her a message with some contact information and personal information that she could use to follow up with them and find them a match. A yenta is a colloquial term for a Jewish matchmaker it was popularized by the musical Fiddler on the Roof - the real Yiddish term for matchmaker is 'shadchanit'. The name CatholicYenta originally started off as a joke between Zanotti and one of her Jewish friends, who tagged her as the CatholicYenta when she found out what Zanotti was doing.

There's no algorithm-generated matches here. Zanotti is combing through each one, following up with phone calls with each applicant, and doing what she does best - personally introducing couples whom she thinks would make a good match. She said most of this will be done through . She'll even help coordinate the first meet-and-greet for the couple, if necessary. For good matches, Zanotti said she pays attention to personality traits and senses of humor the most, she said, as well as if they have similar tastes in blogs or podcasts or other media.

Zanotti said she's trying to keep the matches confined to relatively the same geographical area, although she is doing some long-distance matching for those who indicated that they would be open to it. When asked if the gender ratios of her applicants were as skewed as the D. At Catholic News Agency, our team is committed to reporting the truth with courage, integrity, and fidelity to our faith. We provide news about the Church and the world, as seen through the teachings of the Catholic Church.

We won't rent or sell your information, and you can unsubscribe at any time. It's not something that I think they tweet about or say or maybe even tell friends," she said. And I think people just responded to the idea that they want a human connection A lot has changed about dating culture since then. Zanotti said she hopes CatholicYenta is helping to fill in the gaps where modern dating culture is lacking for Catholics. Drops in the of people of faith have alone narrowed people's options, she said.

Catholics are often found in small enclaves throughout the country, and if one doesn't find a match within one's limited enclave, it can be really difficult to meet other Catholics. Zanotti has plans for CatholicYenta's expansion beyond the questionnaire, she said. She is launching a new, updated website soon, and hopes to expand the site's services to include dating coaching, prayer groups, counseling options for married couples, and a network of people who are married or religious who want to help single people find each other. While CatholicYenta was created specifically in response to the recent Catholic tweet-storm, other initiatives have also been popping up to address the frustrations of Catholics looking for better options in the dating realm.

Chuck Gallucci is another Catholic who noticed that there was something lacking in the dating sphere for those who took their faith seriously. While he got married in , Gallucci said he had spent years prior to that on Catholic dating websites and grew frustrated with them. I can definitely do something better,'" recalled Gallucci, who is a web developer for Catholic Answers by trade. That was a big deal," he said. It's just a database of profiles. I get that it's hard to break out of that, it's hard to innovate in this space, but I did think that there were some things that can be done.

Furthermore, he said, "there are many that present themselves as a Catholic dating site but And I thought it would be good to have some service that would be conducive to the vocation of married life. That's why Galluci, now a married father of three, started Catholic Chemistry last year. The site has an updated feel and a simple de, and a few funny videos about disastrous dates to pique the interest of potential subscribers. Catholic Chemistry has many of the features of other Catholic dating websites - profiles with basic biographical information, as well as information about personality, hobbies, interests and questions about the Catholic faith.

Some new features, however, include more easily accessible and available chat features that make it easier for users to start conversations with each other. One of those features is a quiz on the profile called "Which is more you? They might be religious things, like St. Francis or St. Dominic, Gallucci said, or more cultural things like soda or kombucha. Moreover, it can be an easy and fun way to break the ice with a new connection, he said. Users can only see answers to "Which is more you" questions on profiles if they have also answered those same questions.

The site then allows any user to click on the person's response, which opens a chat window to start a conversation. Do you have any tips? Or if there is an image on someone's profile, a user can click on that image, and a chat will open up with the image and a space for the person's comment. Some dating apps and sites have restrictions on who can initiate conversations, or on how connections are made i. Gallucci said he considered some of these, but ultimately decided to let any subscribing user be able to initiate a conversation with any other subscribing user.

Another unique feature is the search function, Gallucci said. Users can search for other users based on things they have mentioned in their profiles, like St. Therese or skiing. They can also search based on age, location, liturgical preferences, and so on. Gallucci said he tries to make the site feel fun while also encouraging serious discernment of the vocation of marriage.

Soon after the launch of the site in , Catholic Chemistry created an app, making them one of the first Catholic dating sites to do so. Since then, other major Catholic dating site players, like Catholic Match and Catholic Singles, have also launched apps. Gallucci said Catholic Chemistry is "growing exponentially, it's growing really fast," and he already boasts a marriage of a friend of his who met his spouse through the site and "many, many" other matches made through it. So he was on the site, and he ended up meeting his current wife. They just got married in November I went to their wedding and it was beautiful," Gallucci said.

Once users have found a match, they can close their s and complete an exit quiz about their experience on the site, Gallucci said. He also sends couples materials on discernment to help them in their relationship. Gallucci added that the best advice he can give single Catholics hoping to marry is to put God first in their relationships. And there's so many temptations along the way If you don't start there, you're bound to end up in disaster. Smith and Moreland, who are friends as well as colleagues, talk frequently about their teaching experiences with one another, and started to notice several years ago that their students were excelling academically but not necessarily in other areas of adult life.

Students' lack of knowledge on how to date became immediately apparent to Moreland about 10 years ago in her Introduction to Theology course, where she offered a dating asment based off the one created by Professor Kerry Cronin of Boston College. Cronin, whose asment is now featured in a dating documentary called "The Dating Project," came up with an asment for her students to ask someone out on a first date.

The rules: They must ask a legitimate romantic interest out on a date — and they must ask in person. The date must be no longer than minutes. They should go out to ice cream or coffee or something without drugs or alcohol. The only physical contact should be an A-frame hug. A friend of Cronin's, Moreland borrowed the asment for what she thought would be a one-time thing.

All but one of her students opted for the dating asment. So much so, I realized, 'Oh my gosh, I have to do this again,'" she said, and she's been offering the dating asment in classes and workshops ever since. But the students responded so positively," she said. One thing that both Moreland and Smith said they started to notice in their students was that many of them were fed up or not interested in participating in the hook-up culture that is popular on college campuses, but they didn't seem to know any alternative approach to dating and relationships.

They found that their students were either hooking up or opting out of romantic relationships entirely - and a majority of them were opting out. Moreland said she had a student remark at the end of the dating asment that she planned to use the same strategy to make friends - to ask them to lunch in the cafeteria or to a movie. It's easy. It doesn't demand anything of them. They don't have to become vulnerable to anyone or anything," Moreland said.

That's the pattern of their day, quite frankly. So Moreand and Smith, along with some other professors at Villanova, teamed up to create an Honors program called "Shaping a Life," where one-credit courses were offered to teach students about dating and romantic relationships, as well as friendships, free time, professional development, vocations, discernment and more. When it comes to dating, Smith and Moreland said their work in these classes is a "re-norming of expectations. They talk about appropriate levels of intimacy, depending on the level of relationship or friendship.

That takes a lot of work. Reviving a sense of true romance and dating is connected to other things that well-formed Catholic adults need, Smith added. That's clearly the kind of love that's in play when you go out on a romantic date, but it's connected to all sorts of other phenomena in life that Catholics should be in tune with," Smith said. These all have this kind of 'eros' dimension to them. So we're inviting them to think about loving a much broader way and I think a much more Catholic way.

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