Users are encouraged to elaborate about faith: On Catholic Match, they can list favorite saints and specify liturgical preferences.
Advantages and Disadvantages Such sites pair people who would otherwise not meet due to distance or other circumstances, said Catholic Match CEO Brian Barcaro.
But the smaller sites are growing: Ave Maria has gone from 2,000 to about 5,000 active users since 2000.
After 15 years in business, it has 3,000 marriages under its belt.
Ave Maria Singles and Catholic Match connect people with shared values and beliefs, their founders say.