Messaging: Best practices
Click here to learn how to send great messages, how to receive more replies, and what to do if you don't receive a response
What should I say when I first contact someone?
Your first message is a big deal. Because this is the first impression that you're making on someone, it's important to be as personal as possible. Definitely don't just say, "Hey" if your goal is to get a response. Some people receive ...
What should I do if someone doesn't respond to me?
Unfortunately not everyone who you contact is going to respond and that's okay. It's very normal and it's important not to take it personally. There can be any number of possible reasons and you'll probably never know for sure. While y...
How can I receive more messages?
The best way to receive as many messages as possible is to make sure that your profile is 100% complete. Make sure that you re-read your narratives to make sure that they make sense, that your spelling and grammar are accurate, and that...
What can I do if I hear from someone who doesn't meet my criteria?
When someone searches for other members, CatholicMatch shows a listing of everyone who meets their search criteria. Next, the member who is searching will typically view each of the profiles that appear in their search results. If you r...