Finding catholic singles


#1

Do most parrishs or diiocese have programs set up where you can meet singles of the faith?

B


#2

Hi!

Ours doesn’t–I found an online singles website on the back of the bulletin–but I didn’t really like it and it costs a lot of money. I wish they had programs like that. :slight_smile:

Kim


#3

[quote="catholicgirl08, post:2, topic:248996"]
Hi!

Ours doesn't--I found an online singles website on the back of the bulletin--but I didn't really like it and it costs a lot of money. I wish they had programs like that. :)

Kim

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Me too.

I suppose this site could count... it is free... and friendly... and faithful...

The next best thing to do would be (if you aren't at one already) find a parish where people are really involved, join some group/cause that catches your fancy, and meet as many people your age as you can that way.

If that isn't an option... shrug


#4

Haha. The knights of Columbus doesn’t allow women and all the ladies in the auxillary are married to the older knights.

B


#5

The ones that do are probably very few and very far between.


#6

There is nothing like that that I have seen in my parish or diocese. I wish there was though would make meeting people a lot easier.


#7

Groups for young Catholics are WONDERFUL ideas. However, I find that young adult groups that contain mostly singles descend into man-bashing....or when guys are around other guys disgust over the women. Its horrible. It is frustrating, too, when you are in a couple because you're seen as not really needing to go to the group.

I've found that the best groups for 18+ Catholics are ones that focus on all...and have a good balance of single, dating, married and seminarians/priests.

Groups run by the church for the sake of dating is a terrible idea. It ends up being a meat-market and it gets dramatic and no fun.


#8

It would be easier to have some gatherings for singles to mingle and make friends. I remember going to a few of those gatherings of 20/early 30's when I lived near a larger city. There was usually Sunday afternoon/evening Mass and after Mass, there would snacks/drinks after, and sometimes even some kind of a program/discussion thing (before or after Mass). I did make some friends but no dating prospects came from it.

I am sure that Catholic singles want to meet others who share their values and beliefs. Some places emphasize only on those just recently graduated from college/university & a short time after. It would be nice if there were groups for older adults who are single or perhaps widowed looking to make friends first.


#9

[quote="billcu1, post:1, topic:248996"]
Do most parrishs or diiocese have programs set up where you can meet singles of the faith?

B

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Unfortunately, the easiest solution seems to be to invent a "vocation to the single life" and discourage/shame anyone who seeks marriage. This mentality needs to change.

The one group that seems to bee good, though, is the National Catholic Singles Conference; however, they have not held a conference locally lately:

nationalcatholicsingles.com/


#10

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