Updated: 3/14/2013. I have since recanted all this nonsense.
… it is with charity that I say this to my single female readers… No, you will not find the man of your dreams at mass. You will not exchange glances from across the pew and thus begin a whirl wind romance ending with an “I do.” finale. I won’t deny that a few woman may have met their husbands in church but they are the rare, very rare, exception and not the rule.
If you are in your mid-thirties, such as I am, the choices are “married”, “never married and WHY is that?”, and “30 years your senior”. It is a given fact. One that I have accepted.
Which is why I have no longer decided to limit myself strictly to dating Papists.
I can hear it now… the sound of gnashing teeth waiting to rip into me. Before you wield your self appointed papal authority just hear me out and try to understand from where it is I come.
There was a time when I would never consider dating anyone who was not a Catholic, they just couldn’t possible understand where I was coming from on matters of faith and morals. Turns out…
A Catholic man will be just as appalled as a protestant man that you don’t put out by the third date. In fact, I have yet to personally meet or date a single Catholic man who actually practices all he professes to believe on matters of sexuality and reproduction.
Logically, it no longer makes sense to me to drastically limit my dating resources to a single religion if they are no distinguishable moral differences?