The Dating Game -- Catholic Pinterest Board of the Week


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This week’s board of the week had me the minute I set eyes on this pin (I dare you not to look). The team over at Ave Maria Singles have all kinds of terrific boards over at Pinterest, but my favorite is their board called “The Dating Game“. From popular memes with a Catholic twist to witty one liners, the pins are highly “re-pinnable”, which makes them a perfect tool in the New Evangelization. If you know a single friend — whether or not they are Catholic — be sure to recommend that they follow Ave Maria Singles on Pinterest.

The Dating Game by Ave Maria Singles — Click to Follow

And here’s this week’s tip of the week from Allison Girone of the Catholic Pinterest Group Board who has kindly agreed to offer a weekly pointer for us on how to use some best practices to enjoy and effectively employ Pinterest:

IHashtags are for Pinterest, too. In your Pinterest descriptions add hashtags. Think of what words would I use if I were trying to find this pin? Then, put the # in front of those words for search engine optimization. (SEO) You can use those same hashtags in the top left corner search bar to find pins of interest. Find and be found.

If you’re a Catholic using Pinterest, please drop a link in the comments below to share your boards. Also, I’d love to hear about why you love Pinterest and how you think this latest craze might be used to spread the Good News.

Lisa M. Hendey loves Pinterest and can be found at

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Copyright 2012 Lisa M. Hendey


About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.

1 Comment

  1. Love Pinterest. It’s where I get some of my best ideas. Whether I used them as they are or build off the idea, Its helped me greatly in finding ideas to teach my Religious Education Class.
    Pinterest has seem to become very popular and with it being such a visual tool , I could see this being helpful in evangalization because people can see the message on their computers, iPhones and whatever mobile device they have.
    I have my own, which is a more educational Pinterest board. Its my place I go to when I can’t come up with an idea on my own and had helped others too.

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