I'm getting messages from men who had seen my posts that I was "off the market" not too long ago (a few months back). Well, I can't say what happened exactly because I'd be breaking the laws of Catholic Match (which ironically, do not include people who are still married in the eyes of the Church not being permitted to have memberships, etc.).
I should be able to say this much: but he changed his mind about what he wanted. He wanted a friend who lived near him and shared his college friends, and who didn't make him feel badly about something (I don't know what) ... but it had soemthing to do with my chastity (which was what I thought we were in agreement on in the first place, but I guess you have to read between the lines on these CM profiles, or something). And we had decidedly different opinions about having secret friends, apart from fiances or spouses.
What can you say? We had different values. One person's "traditional Catholic values" might be something entirely different, shall we say, less encompassing than other's "traditional Catholic values".
That having been said, I see that this might not be a place for me as far as meeting a potential spouse because I am trying to find a "needle in a haystack". But I WILL say I got more than my money's worth in friendships.
Thank you all who have become my friends. I look forward to sharing future experiences together virtually or otherwise. I've met lots of lovely people here, but it just wasn't met for me to meet someone here. I'm needing an indefinite break just for my sanity and to get back to enjoying my own time with hobbies and socializing with people of like minds. I just don't feel right about spreading myself too thin for people who don't appreciate me for my values. I may renew for a bit just to tie up lose ends with friends, mainly other female friends, but I think, for my part, that's the end of it.
Anyone else have similar experiences?