Catholic singles in Australia hope to find their spouse through a new matchmaker – Catholic Outlook
When Georgiana Pinwill realised her parents would never play matchmaker, she took finding her future husband into her own hands.
The Australian actress, based in south-west Queensland, has tried online dating, expanding her social media network, and is even going to apply for Farmer Wants a Wife.
Some of Ms Pinwill’s experiences have turned into a few interesting dates.
“I have actually had an online date before years and years ago, just because we were both interstate …we just found a way of watching the same movie at the same time while being on a phone call and eating our separate meals,” Ms Pinwill said.
Unfortunately, Ms Pinwill has not found her match, so now the 36-year-old has turned to a more traditional method to find a spouse – a Sydney-based matchmaker for single Catholics.
Ms Pinwill is one of about 100 people who have expressed an interest in finding a spouse through Together at Last, a new service run by a Catholic married mum from New South Wales.
Ms Pinwill said she had been interested in the concept after watching an episode of SBS Insight on modern matchmakers.
“I remember thinking then that we really need some Catholic matchmakers,” she said.
Catholics who sign up for Together at Last receive a questionnaire followed by a personal phone call from Philomena Mary, the founder, who then personally – without an algorithm or a machine – does the difficult task of creating a potential match.
The service was inspired by an Australian Jewish matchmaking service and CatholicYenta, a