It’s just natural that people who are a bit older are already more serious about their strategic agenda to start a family and then they get more interested in finalizing their friendships.

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But in the meantime, we’ve had many who have come from different areas and regions who have met through the website.

After 12 years, we’ve tried to overcome the prejudice that the [Church’s view of] family’s serious and holy, and the internet isn’t serious enough.

They liked it in a certain way and said it was interesting: This is a site on which there are fewer liars, it’s less fake, because it would be very crazy to have a fake profile on a Catholic site or to look for a one-night stand instead of a real serious relationship.

So we have a kind of immunity against this kind of bad phenomenon.

It’s also difficult for a Catholic country like Austria to use a website which is not, in a certain regard, Catholic …

so it’s also a matter of the denomination, not just Christian, but Catholic.

So we offered the bishop help, to pray, but we also thought about trying to create similar Catholic organizations to those in the United States but which didn’t exist in Germany or Austria.

There was only a Protestant website in Austria, which was rather expensive.

When we started we were surprised that, on the one hand, the site didn’t become so big because there was still a prejudice among Catholics: “It’s a very serious thing to find the right partner for a family, so maybe it’s best not to use the internet.” But on the other hand, the rate of success was very high from the beginning.