Changes March 2017
As of March 2017 we’ve closed the dating profile part of the site.
Originally we set up www.catholiconlinedating.co.uk as a completely free service for UK & Irish Catholics, with much of the costs and time managing the site from the founding team. Towards the end of 2016 we looked at the long term viability of maintaining the site and trialed a contributary membership fee to go towards developing and promoting the site through marketing. Unfortunately this was not successful and we were unwilling to continue if it meant making compromises on service.
We fully refunded everyone who paid for a membership or made a voluntary contribution, including those whose memberships had expired.
Now, we are looking for ways to help single Catholics meet each other, but without the overhead and regulatory requirements of managing a large dating site. We hope to release an online tool to find local Catholic events or meetups in the UK and Ireland in the next few months that will be open, free and not require a user registration.
There were some great success stories over the time we ran the site and the small part we played in those has made the past few years of hard work worthwhile! Thanks to everyone who was a part of the community and shared the site with family and friends.