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 | By Cynthia Kaan

Attracting the Person God Wants for You

You’ve taken the plunge into the online dating world and have carefully chosen a dating app or two … now what? How do you create a profile that is true to who you are and attracts the person God wants for you?

Be honest

Whether you’re using a Catholic app or a generic one, present your real self. Include things that are most important to you without worrying what people might think. You’re looking for your one true match, so of course your profile won’t be attractive to everyone.

Be specific

Do you like going to daily Mass when your schedule allows? Great! Include that. Do you like reading books by Scott Hahn or Matthew Kelly? Attending Theology on Tap? Serving on a parish committee? Include it. This will garner the appropriate attention.

Be authentic

Everyone loves a glamour shot of themselves, and it’s fine to include one or two – but make sure you include pictures that exemplify who you are in real life. Use pictures depicting you as naturally as possible in places you love.

Be open

As you list the things you want in a match, don’t limit yourself by letting physical characteristics be the guide. Include the lifestyle deal breakers (must love dogs!), but be as open as possible when it comes to the packaging. That’s God’s domain!

Put yourself out there and cover the process in prayer. Be safe.