After you mentioned the good qualities of another female, and desire to have a female like such.

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The word 'catch' is used figuratively. It implicitly compares the person to a (good) fish that one has caught. A related use: He | she is 'a keeper', that is, not a fish that one would toss back into the water. A fish worth keeping.


When words are used figuratively, over time the underlying meaning is often forgotten, so that a person who uses these words might not be aware of the basis for the figurative meaning.

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    Indeed, dating terms are full of fishing / hunting metaphors, such as fox to mean "attractive person" and websites named Plenty of Fish. Dec 21, 2014 at 19:53

She is just saying that, from your description, the girl sounds like a perfect find, for dating or marrying.

catch - (noun) one worth catching especially as a spouse. Merriam-Webster

  • this will do, I appreciate you taking you'r time to respond.
    – zeek
    Dec 21, 2014 at 12:57
  • Or for other stuff, depending on the context. (And there is, of course, always the danger that it's said sarcastically.)
    – Hot Licks
    Dec 21, 2014 at 18:52

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