It is run by Spark Networks, which competes with general dating sites by operating a consortium of niche sites that includes Black Singles, Christian Mingle, and, its most famous site, JDate, for Jews.
The one site that is slightly different is Ave Maria Singles. The website “pledges to offer a service solely dedicated to helping faithful, practicing Catholics find their future spouse and help them become a better follower of Christ.” The site is for Catholics who are able to marry in the Church and opposed to using contraception.
The United States has over 40 million people registered on over 1,500 online dating sites.
e Harmony’s uniqueness and popularity are reflected in its approximately $50 a month cost.
While there are other general dating sites, and e Harmony are the most prominent.
On the one hand, they make faith and morals central to the process of matching.
They facilitate both talking and learning about the faith.
Other general sites operate in a similar manner but typically have some features that distinguish them from these two goliaths.
The best examples are the totally ad-supported site Plenty Of Fish (POF.com) that has no monthly fees and Zoosk that works through Facebook and other social networking sites. These sites can be useful for Catholic for a number of reasons.
Personals.) If you worry about being able to sort through these numbers yourself, you can use the sister site,
has you take a personality test and then uses this information to suggest people who would be a good match, ideally for long term relationships.
Their weakness is that they have smaller numbers of users.