Louise, when I was your age I encountered the problem of meeting straight men who were free to marry in the Catholic Church. Talk about an endangered species! If you want strange looks and double-takes, be my age and tell folks that no, you don't have children or grandchildren, you never married. My one small consolation: I have never suffered the pain of a divorce, as did many of my friends. I would rather regret not being married than regret being married (fewer get hurt), so hang on to your principles and spiritual goals, and trust that God will provide what is right for you. Try not to think of yourself as rejected, but rather as selective, a woman of wisdom.
What is the real answer to this question? (the cultural response?)
1. some man did love you ? you rejected him. (picky ?)
2. you did love a man ? he rejected you or never knew. (rejected ?)
3. no man loved you ? (pitied ?)
4. you loved no man ? (snob ?)
5. you love everyone ? (friendship ?)
6. you are not free to commit ? (sacrificial ?)
In general, I think its natural for people to want to ask you about what you love, and being single leaves them wondering what to ask about. Some people don't ask appropriately by asking that question.
I think if you tell them about what you love - that will give them what they want to know.
1 - Picky if a man fell in-love w/ a woman - better picky before accepting his invitation to an Altar Date.
More likely problem is we tend to reject someone before we get to know who they are...because we don't communicate.
2 - Gotta feeling many people loved by someone else never know, then time passes, and eventually what might have started never does.
Even though some teenagers might have more experience with women sexually than me, I have experienced women differently than if I was married to one.
Girl friends and long term relationships have a different meaning to some folks than it does to me; they don't mean living with someone or having sex. Getting married and knowing it is not valid since it may not be for life.. IS a BAD choice.
I have got to know maybe 10 women pretty well within the last 20 years...doing some things together athletically, dining out, and talking about family and habits and have a good idea of their sexual desires. Some are still single and some are married. You might wonder why I am not married...I also wonder why and am working on not being such a perfectionist and expecting my woman to have something more.