Kindly explain what "women like that" means, just hoping for clarification, thanks. You are young , you haven't yet experienced all the good and bad life has to offer. Do not assume that we older women no longer have the desire to be loved just as your age does.
If you are still single 20 years from now, and (if you desire marriage I hope you will find that ) you may find that your enthusiasm for helping and being single is tested, with aging you may experience it can bring job loss, health issues, elder care issues ........not so easy to just get out and help to keep your mind off it.
I have been volunteering with Catholic agencies and the church for longer than you have been alive. I have a terminal illness , lost my job, family all deceased, very difficult to find someone who wants to cope with that........which is why all I do is trust in Him.
I appreciate your enthusiasm but at your age life (not for everyone of course) is only beginning........Peace and many Blessings to you.
Listen to Debbie here who is dealing with illness that is terminal and who has many losses she is carrying but is carrying ON. thanks debbie for sharing this.
I read the sadness pewople here are sharing when they look at people at mass and see families. I know what you mean. I think I feel tempted to be sad at mass sometimes too. It used to be worse. I feel like God has been filling me up over these years and I cope with it better. Part of my joy comes from knowing all of YOU SINGLES HERE! THIS is because I USED to go to mass, look around and wonder WHERE are the single people? I NO LONGER do that. I know where you are. HERE!
Honestly, It takes time in life to feel better if these things we desire do not come to fruition. I promise that God is holding these crosses we bear OF BEING SINGLE and HE is trying to speak to us daily! Now I have to get myself into Adoration ASAP to go listen- or just listen when I am alone too. (Or with others).
I will pray for everyone who has admitted sadness here . A lot of new people on the forum are really hurting.