(Quote) Jason-521094 said: Hi, I'm new here.. I'm 35 and never have been married or really dated either... And I'm a re...
(Quote) Jason-521094 said: Hi, I'm new here.. I'm 35 and never have been married or really dated either... And I'm a recent convert to the catholic faith.... But I'm still not sure what my vocation is yet.... But I heard Mary Beth bonacci say that it's hard and difficult to find/meet single catholics at any given local Parrish... And that online is the best way to go,to meet single catholics....m What do you all think about it? And she-Mary Beth bonacci also said that single you g adult groups in the local Parrish isn't that good of an idea... So any thoughts, ideas, or suggestions for me? Thanks....
Jason, welcome to the site, and welcome to our wonderful Catholic faith! I am a new convert as well... late 2011.
Indeed, there seems to be a lack of single Catholic women 25-40 at every parish I have attended. It is almost as though Catholic ladies marry young and attend church with their families, or marry late and return to attending church after a long hiatus during their single years. What a shame for us Catholic men that we cannot find single Catholic ladies at the best place for them to meet us!!
The Catholic church needs to find a way to deal with this... my opinion. Many of us don't have time to run singles' groups (I work rotating shifts, or would definitely start such a group where I attend.) The Church is losing marriage-aged members to secular society.
I am attending a young adults group--not at my parish--tonight. It is one of the larger ones in my area. I disagree that such groups aren't good places to meet single Catholics. There are many married couples that attend, but I'd be more inclined to pursue a single Catholic girl who attends Young Adults.
This site has been a blessing in many ways, though the ladies I meet are almost all well outside of a reasonable distance for dating. That said, I'd consider a long distance relationship with some of them... assuming my annulment is granted, hopefully soon.
Finding a suitable mate seems entirely a chance occurrence these days, unfortunately. It is easy to give up, but one must keep his chin up.