He said he had many friends, or knew of many people, who were wanting to start a Christian family but hadn’t found the right partner.They tended to be around 35 to 40 years old and were pessimistic because, in their village or in the place they worked, there were only divorced people, or they weren’t Christian or committed.This is really important to underline because there are some Jewish sites which, as far as I know, are very strict.
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VIENNA — The first Catholic dating website in Austria has grown rapidly since it went online in 2005, helping around 1,000 members to get married and expanding to nine countries.
We have, of course, no notice [that comes to us directly through the site] about anyone who found their wife or husband through the site, but many of them sent a photo of themselves.
What is very different to the United States is that, in Austria and Germany, many people don’t think about the possibility of meeting and falling in love with someone who is not in the same area. S., it’s normal for a guy in Seattle to fall in love with a girl in Chicago or New York, for example.
Called Kathtreff, the website was founded by Martin Kugler and his wife, Gudrun, both of whom have dedicated their lives to promoting the Catholic faith in the public square in an increasingly secular Europe.
In this recent interview with the Register in Vienna, Martin Kugler shares why they started the website, why he believes prejudice against using internet dating sites is diminishing, and why Catholic dating sites offer certain safeguards that others do not. I didn’t meet my wife on the internet, but we met the bishop responsible for the pastoral care of families in Austria.So we offered the bishop help, to pray, but we also thought about trying to create similar Catholic organizations to those in the United States but which didn’t exist in Germany or Austria.There was only a Protestant website in Austria, which was rather expensive.But I always say that’s completely wrong because if you find someone, if a young man talks to a young lady at a party or at a discotheque, it’s more by chance he meets the right person because it’s just based on appearance. If you live in a small village, you have far fewer possibilities to go to events or parties, whereas on the internet you have rather serious criteria: You can look and say, “This guy is reading this book.He’s Catholic — he’s got these interests, convictions.” You can know he’s Catholic, or at least a committed Christian, so this is very common ground which already exists before you choose if the photo is nice or not.Then you have a very good chance — 99% are really honest — because someone who goes to a Catholic site should be more or less honest, which is not so clear on the internet [overall] but on our site is very good. Is it possible to meet someone whom you later fall in love with at a soccer game or at a swimming pool or in the doctors’ waiting room? The internet is not in itself a bad thing, and young people spend at least 30% of their free time on the internet. It would be ridiculous to say it’s not more natural.