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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...
Good manners are all the rage now. Any man who has scrolled across a few dating profiles will see that most women are looking for a guy who is chivalrous, polite etc. My Catholic dating blog feed is diluted with tales of how reviving that lost art of being a gentleman will...
Elections are coming up. Like most Americans, I’m absolutely sure of whom I’m not voting for but have no idea of whom I am voting for. Whom to vote for, however, is actually the least of my concerns. What I’m really worried about is keeping my sanity until ...
Men, prepare yourselves for the long haul. You will be dating longer. The average guy gets married at 29 now, meaning that a good number of them are probably 35+ and you may be among them. There’s nothing wrong with being single longer, the man biological clock still...
In the hype of what you should or should not eat I thought I’d take a moment to address eating from a Catholic perspective. The Catholic Church doesn’t espouse any particular diet, probably because the Catholic Church plans on being around longer than any particul...
The first thing we often notice about a man from a long way off is posture; and one of the first things your parents may have told you when you were old enough to sit in a chair was, “Sit up straight, don’t slouch.” I never understood the why of the “don&...
John Chrysostom was a priest saint from about 1600 years ago. The fact that he was a priest and from a long time ago may give us the idea that he knew nothing about how to charm the lady. “Back then”, we are told, “women just swept the house all day. And pri...
There has been a recent discovery in the world of men’s health. Earlier this year a University of Houston grad student revealed he’d discovered a series of essays on men’s health authored by Walt Whitman. Yeah, the poet, but keep reading. Is it Catholic to b...
There is one night a month which should always be on every man’s calendar—guys night. Guys night is not a thing single men do by default of not having a date. It’s the thing that every man on the planet should be doing to thrive in his manhood and maybe sani...

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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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So here we are 13 years later! Susana and I we'd in August 2004 and have been happily married ever since. Last night we were laughing about the "good old days" and Catholic Singles was at the forefront of our memories. My goodness, a lot has happened since 2002. A lifetime of memories, love and d...

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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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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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