“So, I always encourage people to be open to whatever person God leads them to.” Widower Joel Berry, 57, lived in Montana when he met Donna, 56, a divorcee, from Oklahoma.
He had been a rancher, and she was a late-life college student who had settled into being a grandmother to her nine grandchildren.
Leon, who asked that his last name not be used, of Houston, Texas, was divorced 19 years ago, applied for an annulment last year, and won’t date until it’s final.
“I strictly follow what the Church teaches,” he said.
“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.
You have to be totally honest with who you are and settle for nothing less than that, and the person you want to be with.
“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.
About 75 percent of the reported marriages are between people who lived distances apart.
“I think people get locked into wanting to meet someone locally, and if you could do that, you wouldn’t need a website like ours,” Buono told OSV.