“When I started Catholic Match.com, it never dawned on me to think about older people,” co-founder Brian Barcaro told Our Sunday Visitor.
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“We saw that the dating sites weren’t all that great for Catholics, so we thought we’d give it a shot and build a better mousetrap.” Catholic has about 200,000 members — 10 percent are older than 60, and nearly 500 are in their 80s.
They are widowed, late divorcees or never married, and 65 percent are female.
Chicago and Los Angeles head the top 10 cities, but no matter where members are, they’re all looking for connections, even if it’s just on the site’s 41 public blogs. Ray Bullock has four children and one grandchild, and works in the insurance business.
His first wife died in February 2010, and he told OSV, “Six months later, I knew that I would really be happier if I was married.” He saw an ad for Catholic in a church bulletin.
“I couldn’t go meet 50 different women in 50 different places,” he said.
“So, I thought I’d have some fun.” Jeanne Bullock lost her husband in 2002, and in 2004 she moved from Washington state to Maryland to help her daughter through a difficult pregnancy.
She ended up staying, and with nine children and 24 grandchildren, she was too busy for dating.
She joined Catholic in April 2010, but nothing clicked.
Then in August, she saw Ray’s profile and sent him a message. They went dining and dancing, and he met her family.
When they held hands at Mass, something great happened, they said, and before he left, they both said, “I love you.” “Jeanne and I came to the same conclusion,” Ray Bullock said.
“If you haven’t figured out who you are by the time you’re in your 60s, you probably never will.