“Our service provides an emphasis on what is important in establishing a strong Catholic relationship and marriage.

Basquez thinks there should be more, and maybe she could have a hand in creating some.

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.

Speed dating, on the other hand, has been somewhat relegated to the punch line of a movie like “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” or the dustbin of the early 2000s. It still exists, and if Anna Maria Basquez, founder of Denver Catholic Speed Dating & Faith Match, is right, it could be just what a jaded Catholic dater is looking for.

Basquez, a Colorado native, decided on a new course for herself one cold February night in 2011 when she was supposed to be planning what she called “another boring Valentine’s Day event” for singles at her Last Supper Club. Bridget for a second time, and she believes that was part of her inspiration. Bridget was married, and there aren’t many married women saints.

“If it’s the Lord’s will, either through Catholic Match or some other means, that other person will present themselves to you.” “I’ve heard many people say that it is hard to meet new people, but if you don’t have a strong community or family it is even harder to meet someone who has the same value system as you,” says Robyn Lee.

“That is why Catholic Match can be so helpful.” An upcoming trip of American members to Ireland taking in all the tourist spots like Killarney, Galway, Cashel and Dublin is already sold out.

By 2005, it had become the number one online service for single Catholics with membership across the world, including the UK, Australia, the Philippines, much of Europe, including Ireland.

“What differentiates Catholic Match from other dating sites like e Harmony or is that we provide a uniquely Catholic experience,” she explained.

It provides tools like a temperament test that helps users to know more about themselves and what they are looking for in a potential spouse.

Members are able to realise the importance of God’s gifts and be open to sacramental grace when seeking their future spouse.” Lee adds that “we have had thousands of couples get married as a result of meeting through Catholic Match.com, and they’re just the ones we know about.” And on the website, John Keane and Angela Dobbs, who were married on Jan 12 this year, are keen to tell their story.

In a world where Billy Eichner from “Billy on the Street” makes videos assisting staffers at prestigious magazines with their Tinder accounts, online dating is ubiquitous, acceptable, and if you’re single, basically expected.