Catholic dating: No, you’re not crazy

Videos parody awkward dating situations

“Free will is an illusion.” (photo from CatholicChemistry.com)

The following comes from a Jan 9. article from ChristianNewsWire:

A new, San Diego-based dating website for Catholics launched a series of videos this weekend that parody awkward dating situations familiar to Catholic singles, already garnering tens of thousands of views.

In one video, a dental hygienist brushes his teeth at the dinner table, dipping his toothbrush in his water glass. In another, a man launches into an internal monologue, saying he does not believe in choice: “free will is an illusion”.

The woman is left cringing— displaying a feeling that can be a reality for many singles looking for a compatible Catholic partner.

“Underneath the humor, I think these videos are resonating with single Catholics because they both validate their frustration with the dating experience and affirm them in their desire to hold to standards,” says Chuck Gallucci, owner and lead developer at Catholic Chemistry.

Nick Chamberlain of NCC Audio, who worked on final audio, said of the video series, “The theme here is, ‘No you’re not crazy, you’re just not doing dating right.'” 

The embeddable videos can be found on Facebook or on CatholicChemistry.com at:

www.catholicchemistry.com/choice 

www.catholicchemistry.com/brushing 

www.catholicchemistry.com/spaghetti 

Comments

  1. Finding a CATHOLIC man for an older woman is a nightmare. It’ ain’t easy. They are as un-Catholic as the rest of the guys out there looking for love.

    • How can a Catholic man be uncatholic? That’s a contradiction. Either he’s Catholic or he’s not.

    • Steve Seitz says:

      Barbara,
      I was single and in your situation for the longest time. I didn’t think I’d ever get married, but I eventually found a very good Catholic woman. I feel for you because it’s tremendously easy to despair in our cultural environment. There are good Catholic men on Catholic dating sites, but there are also a lot of pseudo-Catholics as well. You just have to weed through them.

      My recommendation is to keep hope alive, don’t despair, and repeatedly bring this issue to prayer. Lastly, I’d cast a wide net on-line but talk about your mutual faith on a first date. This will provide important clues. Most importantly, don’t waste your time with anyone who doesn’t meet your minimum standards.

  2. Guys, be happy stay single……men today disposable and mocked, they want to “have it all” well they can have it but without us.. Feminism a blight on the human race……

    • Yes, feminism has been worse than a blight for both men and women. Men brag they believe in equal rights and they have given up their authority as nen in the process and they love it. It is tragic. Read “Pussification: The Efeminization of the American Male” by Doug Giles. While his language is terrible the facts he presents are undeniable.

  3. helen wheels says:

    Barbara: too true !
    much prayer needed
    invoke Mother Theresa of the Allentown (PA) Carmelites
    she’s a big help

  4. Jeff Bezos has given a lot of money to Catholic Charities. He’s newly single, ladies.

  5. Your Fellow Catholic says:

    It was perfectly clear that catholics looking to date other catholics went to young adult ministry, youth ministry, newly parted ministries. Many got married through that, for life, including myself. Apps are for hookups, plain and simple.

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