Our members are always amazed there are so many Catholics like themselves when they join -- this brings them great hope.
Ave Maria Singles specifically exists because we need strong, Catholic families to combat the "culture of death," to bear witness to Christ and rebuild society as the Holy Father has said.
But most of these sites don't take the responsibility to care for the inclinations that individuals will have as they use a singles site.
Most dating sites still adhere to society's concept of dating, which is to meet people, have fun, have love and be excused from any responsibility or moral code.
Christian sites attempt to bring back what is necessary in a relationship -- namely a Christ-centered approach.
These sites turn into meat markets and places for idle conversation and activity.
True Catholic "dating" is about being marriage-minded.
We have fewer members than the dating services because there are fewer completely committed practicing single Catholics out there, and they are attracted to our concentrated, focused community of Catholics like themselves.
And we work hard to make sure certain persons do not join; namely, those who are not eligible for sacramental marriage, who have a contraceptive mentality, or who are not serious about marriage.
Q: How do you attempt to maintain the personalistic aspect of relationships?
Buono: We ask members to write a lot about themselves and we encourage letter writing, not just chitchatting.
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[Close this notice.] Anthony Buono, president of Ave Maria Singles, explains why his website is a better option for serious Catholics than many other dating sites.
Our service differs from a typical dating service because we bring up a lot of core issues that are important in building good, strong, healthy families.