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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...
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...

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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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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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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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Matt and I met in September 2009 through your site after I had just moved to Michigan to start graduate school. We started dating soon after and have been inseparable ever since! Matt and I were married June 6, 2015. After celebrating our first holiday season together as a married couple, we are ...

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