I dislike the Church being treated as some kind of dating agency. Yes, in days gone by singles would meet other singles through friends and family and end up marrying. I don't think the Church should be doing more to set up singles, what I think it should be doing is teaching the Truth of the Church and how to apply that to single living.
It is not enough to organise a "singles' night" if it just ends up being no better than some random secular event; that should not be the purpose of the Church proper.
I also think that a lot of people whinge too much about what the Church isnt' doing for them as an individual. They should whinge about what the Church is not doing for society. People need to stop being so self-centred. Nothing stopping a single person having a chat with other people after Mass on a Sunday. Or organising something themselves and using the Parish newsletter to promote.
There are catholics in real life and on this site who think fornication, contraception, abortion, redefinning marriage to accomodate same sex couples and co-habitation are okay. Let's start with teh Church addressing those issues instead of facilitating events that brings these people together.
Uh, then let me ask you, then if not at the church then where? A bar? Work? Nobody is saying they want a "singles night" like a secular night, but we don't live in the 1930's anymore, it's 2013.
Maybe you need to stop being so judgmental. You have a right to your opinion but I have to say I cringe every time I see one of your posts.
I've not seen you write anything that was not either annoying or some kind of put down.