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“I like spending time alone,” we’ve heard over and over again upon meeting a person self-identifying as “single”. Most of the time it is a questionable truth. We know that because depression and loneliness are as common in young professionals as ins...
“I think you’re sweet and a really nice guy, but let’s be friends.” “I had a really good time last night. You’re wonderful and a really nice guy, but I don’t think we’re right for each other.” If you have heard any of these thing...
A common mistake a Catholic man makes in dating is thinking that there is a Catholic way of dating. He thinks that Catholics date by a separate set of rules than people who are not Catholic. If I follow Church teachings, if I stay in grace, if I go to church on Sunday, I...
At some point in the past two weeks you have probably self-deprecated yourself. You made a mistake while playing sports and declared yourself “not very good.” A friend said you were smart and you nodded “no way”. For many people self-deprecation is commo...
Part of being a man is dealing with the potentially obnoxious sex drive that he has within. No matter what stage of life the man is at he needs to learn to deal with this simply because it is generally physically and temporally impossible to have all the sex that his body a...
Last week I wrote about Church ministries helping single young professionals. They could help by helping them develop healthier dating lives. That is a broad concept, however, so here are three considerations for what it means to have a healthy dating life. 1. YOU ARE HEAL...
Recently, I sat at a table with several young adults who had gone to a local young adult ministry event advertised as a “dating talk”. I asked what the talk was about. “What to do before getting married,” was the reply. “Cool! What am I supposed to...
You turn the news on today and front line you hear about politics. And politics. And more politics. The only thing you really have to notice though is how this is affecting your relationships because Presidents come and go but "the one" lasts for ever, or so the...
Everyone who is using online dating becomes a messenger. By messenger I mean someone who sends messages and probably lots of them. While I prefer a phone call to a message any day, it is not always possible to do that until a minimum degree of trust is established; thus, t...
Recently, I felt I needed to infuse some energy into my daily routine so I tried the carpe diem approach and told myself, “This is my last week on Earth. What am I going to do?” I thought about calling it my last day but then I’d probably just finish Season ...
My most recent book promotion took me to Denver, Colorado where a few things happened. First of all, I coincidently went snowboarding on Copper mountain for a bachelor party. I think the best bachelor parties are the ones that test some man skill like endurance, confidence,...
Everybody wants to be happy from now until January 1st. Thanksgiving, Christmas parties, and New Years should be, we are told, the happiest time of the year. It is hard to be happy without first being thankful, which is in fact why we celebrate Thanksgiving before Christm...
“A man who is truly interested in a woman will find an endless number of ways to spend time with her.” That quote came across my Facebook feed today. It is a beautiful quote. It is also a quote meant for married men, not dating men. Giving someone all your time...
This week I reconnected with my High School friend, Austin, who happened in town on business. Over vodka on rocks, we toasted to our 15 year reunion. Of course, first item of catch up was careers. It quickly became evident that Austin had become very successful. He will s...
Three years ago I began writing a book for single Catholic professionals. The demographic of single professionals in the Catholic Church is growing. On one hand the young adult groups are growing not only in numbers, but in age limits, as well. We now have 39 year olds go...

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John Antonio

John writes from Houston where he lives on almonds and filtered water. He graduated Regina Apostolorum University with a Masterís in Philosophy-Ethics. By day, he runs a medical ethics program for resident physicians and by night he sleeps. Through his coaching business, Inspireme Coaching, he helps single Catholic professionals navigate dating and build relationships. John enjoys competing in 5k races and believes bicycles are the future. To learn more about John, his blog, and the lifestyle coaching services he offers visit www.johnantonionovus.com..

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My trip to Ecuador, meeting Alexandra and her family for the first time was incredible. So much so that we are now engaged. We had been corresponding for the last couple of months and during that time developed a very close and loving relationship. We discussed marriage prior to me going there an...

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My Husband and I met on this site in 2013. We had each been looking for a Catholic that shared our values and this is a great resource for bringing single Catholics together. We married a little over a year later and have happily welcomed our first child into the world. We have been extremely ble...

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We met in August 2013 after a few messages on Catholic Singles. From our first date, we were comfortable talking about everything from faith to football. On our second date, before going sailing, we started our day with mass together. Although our lives took very different paths previous to meeti...

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