He discusses the advantages and disadvantages involved with online courtships.
ZENIT, May 3, 2004 Many Catholic singles would turn to Internet dating as a last resort. The Catholic online singles service should be their first stop to find a spouse, insists the group's president, Anthony Buono.
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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The service, he says, caters to orthodox, single Catholics who want to meet their best friend, court, marry and live according to the teachings of the Church. Buono: I got to travel quite a bit while working for a Catholic book publishing company, and on my trips I would meet many single Catholics.
He explained to ZENIT why so many faithful Catholic singles are having a hard time finding a match and how they discover hope in meeting a spouse through his Web site. I found that they all had the same common complaint: They found it very hard to meet someone as serious about practicing their Catholic faith as they were, in particular when it came to the issue of the Church's teachings on the use of contraception.
Christian sites attempt to bring back what is necessary in a relationship -- namely a Christ-centered approach.
Even really good Catholics have been influenced by the worldly attitudes on marriage, relationships, sexuality and treatment of the opposite sex.
Today, a site like Ave Maria Singles is something all serious single Catholics must consider as a first option, not a last resort out of desperation.
Our profile is quite lengthy, but our essays are essentially where unique attraction takes place.
You get to see the heart and mind of a person as they express themselves on very key issues such as papal authority, the use of contraception, abortion, confession, family life and raising children.