But the modern equivalent – Catholic dating websites – are producing happily-ever-afters for Catholics. What are the odds of meeting a devout Catholic at a friend’s birthday drinks in central London?
In our busy single lives, how often do we attend Mass at the same time and same location every week?
One such story from this year pinpointed 5 January as the most popular day of the year for internet dating.
The dating site generally sees a 25 to 30 per cent boost in traffic between Christmas and 14 February, and their survey even went as far as to pick 8.57pm on 5 Jan as the most likely time to find love online.
Knock Marriage Introductions was established in 1968 with the aim of helping people meet suitable marriage partners.
As this is a branch of Catholic Action, it is presumed that all applicants are free to marry and seeking a Catholic marriage.
Our Relationship Questionnaire does take some time to complete, but it covers all the core values that will help your relationship go the distance.
We’re a free online dating website that specialises in helping people find meaningful, long-lasting relationships.
No definite promise can be made that all those who apply to us will find a life partner; but all who register can be sure that every effort will be made to help them.
All applications are treated in strictest confidence.
Every member of the Ave Maria Singles community shares your desire to experience all the blessings and challenges of a true Catholic marriage.
Madeleine Teahan says more and more Catholics are trying out dating websites.