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So far as it goes, I believe that in general men are better suited to it, but that deviating from this is not wrong so long as the WOMAN can handle rejection. And, that includes the woman knowing that the man may not be as experienced with rejection as a woman would be, hence it may happen in a clumsy manner.
I agree, and not because I'm 32, rather because it makes sense. In my case it is th opposite. I sometimes even pursue women who are 5 to 10 years older, and I also get lots of rejections. Think about it: women still live longer than men. My grandpa died 10 yrs ago, my granma was 3 yrs older than him, and she still lives! It's amazing how human rules affect our judgement or simply work out as excuses. There's always another reason, or almost always, which is less glamourous to admit in a message perhaps?
Roy since you are my age here in this thread, I would be interested to hear your thoughts on what I said
The ones who are really the truly rude ones are those who act as though there is potential for a relationship outside of friendship but are not being realistic or honest about their intentions. i'd rather not get strung along or used then slapped in the face like i'm some idiot if there was never any true interest.
More important for me is: is this woman going to love me for me or have me just to have children? I want to feel loved, appreciated, understood, not just feel the obligation to procreate. I don't even know if I can have children. Since I've never "tested" that ,I will only find out if I marry someday.
What else are they supposed to say? Really? How about a reference to a common interest in their profile? This gives a woman an opportunity to respond with SOMETHING.
I hope your future contacts are with people who feel as you do, but please don't be offended by those who do not.
Mark...you mentioned you look at women your age, and younger. And you're defensive that women in their 20's (6-7 years younger than you) aren't considering you,.
What about women 6-7 years older than you? If a woman who is 42 were to contact you, would you give her serious consideration?