I heard so many people say that we were going to have a hard time in the first year. So many people said I didn't know what I was getting into, getting married so quickly. I was frequently told I didn't have a real relationship with my then-fiancé if we hadn't had a screaming fight. We were told we were too young, too hasty, even foolish.
Exactly one year ago today, my now-husband and I were betrothed. Saying that to most people always elicits a question about betrothal in the first place. Usually, there's a conflation of betrothal and engagement. However, they're actually pretty different.
wanted to talk about how I met my husband, Max. We met online on Catholic Match, in April of 2019. Dating apps like Tinder have been very popular within the last several years. But traditional Catholics like myself aren't likely to find the spouse they're looking for on apps that depend more on superficiality and the pleasure of trivial encounters with the opposite sex. However, sometimes the internet is where young Catholics have to turn, in order to find a spouse. Personally, I was very skeptical of online dating in general, at first. I knew of one friend who had found love over the internet, but others I knew had been unsuccessful and I'd heard enough horror stories on the internet to be concerned about who might be on such a website.