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Stop looking for marriage, start looking for love

It's very easy to idealize the sacrament of marriage. As a society, we tend to focus on a perfect wedding day, followed by decades of wedded bliss. We tell ourselves that marriage will be work, but it will be worth it. And of course, these grand plans benefit from a haze of idealism and (for many of us), the unknown reality that is married life.  While daydreaming isn't a terrible thing, it often makes us focus on the wrong things.  No, I'm not saying you should not get married. Rather, I'm talking about a mindset. Sometimes as a Catholic, we put so much emphasis on marriage, that we forget what actually leads to marriage. If you're searching, don't search for a wife or a husband.  Instead, focus on looking for a lasting, meaningful connection and sustainable, deep love.  When you're thinking of a partner who qualifies as 'marriage material', we tend to think of a set of specific criteria. When dating (or even just meeting people), it's easy to q

5 things men ACTUALLY find attractive

There are a great deal of misconceptions about what men ACTUALLY find attractive in a mate. So many, in fact, entire industries are built on selling women an ideal version of themselves, and to always keep them second guessing on what men might actually want in order to buy product A, or sign up for service B. In reality, the traits that men find most attractive are rather simple, and are often shared by both genders. Really!  1. Model body types  WAIT ! This doesn't mean exactly what you think it means! Let me explain: A recent study asked both men and women to describe their perceptions of what the opposite prefers with respect to body size and body composition. Interestingly enough as the study concludes: "women think men desire thinner and less female bodies than men actually do".  This is resoundingly true with men across the spectrum, and while not true for every man, most men are more attracted to "real" body types, and not unattainable, idealistic versio

Your privacy is important and that's why we removed Google Analytics.

We decided to remove Google Analytics from CatholicLuv  because we want to make sure that your privacy is protected. Google Analytics is a free tool, used by internet marketers and website administrators to understand how many users have visited their website, number of visits per page, and even drill down to individual users. According to W3Techs as of January 2021, Google Analytics is used in 84% of all known websites that use analytics, or 54% of all websites. It is so prevalent because Google provides the tool for free to website administrators, but there's a catch; not only do they provide useful data for owners of the website, Google uses the data for themselves. Google wants to know what sites you have been visiting to understand your interests in order to push ads they think you will click. Google tracks you from one website to another even if you're not using their search engine. As long as those websites are using Google Analytics, and over 1 in 2 websites are, Googl

Why are profile photos so critical, and how to take a great one!

So, you've decided to join a dating website and hopefully change your relationship status. That's great! Fast forward a few months, and you find that you are not finding eligible matches (or they are not finding you), and you are starting to get discouraged. You start reviewing your profile, thinking of new content to share, you look up new ways to connect with people online. What else can you do to be more successful in your online dating efforts? While there are many factors that go into being successful in online dating, the chance is you are missing the biggest single factor in your profile: Your photos.  Really? Photos are that important? Absolutely. Photos are incredibly important in finding an eligible match in the online dating world. How important? Members on social media networks can get up to 21 times more profile views when they have a photo A recent survey estimated how important photos are in dating profiles, and the survey estimates that approximately 58% of resp

The Origin of CatholicLuv...

We thought it was important to share our origin story and make sure our valued community knows where CatholicLuv came from, and where we hope to go. Our community is everything to CatholicLuv, and for those that didn't join us from Reddit, we still thought it was worth sharing. The below post was posted to our Reddit account (u /Earth2Dwynwen ) on Dec 1st of 2020. We've finally had it... Hi fellow Catholics! I would respectfully love your feedback on a topic close to everyone’s heart in this sub: First, a little background. My colleague and I recently were talking about his struggles in the catholic dating world. There are a few industry leading apps (we know you’re here), but they’re all very expensive, poorly designed, or both (no offense, just our feeling). He was getting frustrated with the experience, and there really aren't many other places to turn, especially if you want to stay close to the faith. We’ve had too many awkward Tinder conversations about religion, and

How to Make a Relationship Resolution

As a new year begins, it's time to make a resolution. Not just any standard, easily breakable resolution concerning a fleeting gym membership or a change in menu items. This year, why not make a meaningful one, and maybe something that will last well beyond 2021 and into the far future. This year, make a relationship resolution.  If you are looking to find a meaningful lasting relationship and a true connection, why not make 2021 your year to change things? While you might not be able to simply 'will' a faithful and loving partner into existence, you can certainly stack the odds in your favor. How to Make a Relationship Resolution Understand your blessings Commit yourself to the effort Understand your opportunities Focus on improvement Understand your blessings It's very important to not lose sight of your blessings, and be thankful for what you have been blessed with to this point in your life. We know that God teaches us to recognize the blessings and the good in life
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