June 6th, 2015 - Joey-1212130 said:
"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the game."
Here are three things you can do to move forward with the cards you have.
1. Fortune favours (no it's not a typo. I'm Canadian) the brave
You can say God has a plan for me. Alternatively, God has enabled you. You reading this is enablement. Now, move forward and make it happen. Life is what you make it.
2. Be a closer
Remember the time when you messed up and didn't say or do the right thing. Cooking takes practice. Academic takes practice. Being a closer takes practice too. Brush up on your elevator speech. Rehearse your closing lines and practice in front of the mirror. Remember - train like you fight and fight like you train.
3. Timing is everything
Remember, sometimes we are where we are due to timing. For example, when you're in a relationship, the other person is available. When you're available, the other person is in a relationship. When it rains, it pours.
Keep trying. Keep praying. Stay positive. Be awesome.
God bless you.
May 7th, 2015 - Michael-1203204 said:
I'd say I'm the master of making bad first impressions. I'm a good singer but a horrible dater. I date about as well as Michael Jordan swung a bat. I think I need to meet someone who takes the time to really get to know me and not have a list of a hundred disqualifying minor details.
July 4th, 2014 - Elizabeth-1080450 said:
I've always dated the guys who lacked in morals. I thought that if my beliefs and morals were laid out on the table before we dated it would be okay. Errrrrrnt. That was a total wrong approach. I haven't dated a guy in almost three years bc I haven't met a guy where our personalities clicked and where we both challenge each other in our faith. Joining this website has opened my mind to a whole new world where I can meet men with my same morals.. Which is different and its super exciting!!
June 5th, 2014 - David-1092070 said:
how about why I don't want to be single,and why I WANT TO CONNECT! here's a short story,,,there was a girl,she ask,a boy if she was pretty,,he said NO! she then asked him if he wanted to be with her,,he said NO!,,she then ask if he would cry if she walked away,,he said NO! she had heard enough she needed to leave,,as she walked away he grabbed her arm and told her to stay,he said you are not pretty,you are very beautiful,,and I don't just want to be with you, I want to be with you NOW and FOREVER! and I would not cry if you walked away I would die! most of us have seen the romantic comdey YOU'VE GOT MAIL! the happy ending the couple connecting staying connected,,sharing,,caring , trusting, with the joy of can't wait to see that special one,,and the pain when you don't,not to mention the worry if something happens to that special one,the saying if you are crying because your ideal match hurt you,,cheated on you,or just keeps letting you down,but if you cry because they are crying are hurting when they are,,well thats love and connecting and the laughing and happiness part must be great,,So thats love and not being single,,so if you want those or some of those words above,and feeling,,keep trying to connect and find that ideal match,and praying for it can't hurt!
June 3rd, 2014 - David-1092070 said:
well I am not connecting with the ladies,that I could really go for,,it seems they won't give me achance,like on this site I am not hearing from the one's I am interested in,,ANYWAY I keep trying,,it does get harder as we get older,,,a funny thing on all most all these sites,,everyone seems to know what makes a great ideal relationship and what makes it last,,but there all still online looking and browseing,,playing the game,,me personally all you can do is keep trying,,marraige and true love is a blessing!
May 30th, 2014 - Maria-1082775 said:
The demands of earning a living crowded out social time. Child care does the same. And after being married for many years, I didn't know any singles and getting back into "circulation" was dificult because I would not hang around in bars.Also, I knew that if I remarried after divorce, I would be excluded from Holy Communion, and that bothered me a lot. Sex without marriage was definitely something I would not even consider, and the men I dated all disappeared when they saw I would not change.
April 10th, 2014 - Alicia-551363 said:
God hasn't introduced me to him yet. I haven't been in a relationship in years, but the last guy I dated, I had to break up with him because he was not catholic. We dated about three and a half years and we started talking marriage and children, but when he said that religion wasn't an option, I had to break it off. I really thought that he may open his eyes to God if there was a serious future ahead of us, but that wasn't the case.
May 13th, 2013 - Dave-580593 said:
The bottom line is it's the numbers, the numbrs, the numbers! You have to be out pounding the pavement meeting people as much as possible. My experience is that 9 out of 10 attractive women I meet are already taken. But the more you meet in a year's time the more likely you'll be to find one that's available.
May 8th, 2013 - Vivienne-926474 said:
I agree with Robert. God has not introduced you to her yet What? Our God is a loving God The right woman has been circulating before you over and over again but you are not clued in. If you fast, give alms, pray repent and in short remove all blockages you will see her clearly. Oh and you need to ACT decisively and courageously .
May 7th, 2013 - Jennifer-728047 said:
Mary 2200 I agree. It's terrible! In the years I have been open to dating on catholic online dating sites, and I have found the same but different...they won't sleep with women they date..but they WILL view pornography then get defensive that you expect them to be "perfect" ??? Really????? That is perfection?
I also don't think it's a matter of "waiting for the right one" for every one. I am a woman and am designed and wired to be pursued. I have guy throwing their numbers at ME! They want me to call them, with the number they tell me to call "if interested." So, as a woman who knows her vocation and feel strongly called to marriage and family, I have to sit in the waiting room and hope and pray that you get yourself offlilne, off your ipads and iphones, and pursue. The moral courage, maturity and leadership just are not there in my generation. Sad. Christian 253779, men like you don't encounter me. Sorry to read of your experiences, because we ARE out there.
God is telling you "patience" Vincent? Are you sure? Or are you telling Him that He is telling you that. If I were a guy, since I'm leader type and proactive in life, I'd not stop until I pursued and found her. Be men, ladies, be women! Theology of the Body is a great start, then possibly Catholic psychology/therapy to see if any side effects to the sins of our own or others, are inhibiting your leadership and courage to pursue.
Perhaps our spouses have been contracepted? Aborted out? I don't know. Maybe just people being so addicted to their "me"phones and not being aware of the surroundings? Case in point: I was at the airport the other day and so many single people just sitting there on their phones...imagine if we TALKED to people, again. And communicated, shared, introduced ourselves. Just an anti-social world?
....as I wait, I will continue serving Him, loving Him and doing all I can to bring Jesus to the world -- hopefully one day He will find me a suitable partner who will help me carry the crosses and add to the joys.
May 7th, 2013 - Mary-2200 said:
The practicing Catholic men I have met ( not saying all, just almost all I have met) have pretty much the same sexual morals as the men of the world. They don't date women who won't sleep with them -- unless she's so much younger or hotter than his other options that it's worth it to him.
May 7th, 2013 - Christian-253779 said:
Too many women on here don't agree with Church teaching, apparently because they think they know better than the Church, which was only founded by someone named JESUS CHRIST, who promised that the Holy Spirit would guide her to Truth, and that the gates of hell shall not prevail against her. Also, too many women who could have several children (based on their age) put "1-2" down as their "ideal" number... why?? It's not that you HAVE to have several children, but... why is 1, or 2 your ideal? What are you afraid of? Now here I refer to women who agree with all 7 of the teachings listed on the profile. Seems that they are not really open to life, and don't really trust God. When I come across this, I look for an explanation in the profile, but I don't really find one, at least not in writing... maybe the best explanation is sometimes right there in the photos... they lead a lifestyle of material comfort and fun, and I guess "too many" kids get in the way of that. Be careful, women... for all you know, you might not even be able to have ONE child, because you waited too long, or you contracepted, or... worse. This is not being "judgmental", by the way... it is called discernment and prudence. Most of these women are physically attractive, and I guess that's why they are this way... they get enough attention from men, so they themselves get more picky and demanding. This brings me to the nutshell version of why I could never find anyone: those women whose virtue I admired, were not in the least attractive to me. Those women who were attractive to me, were not virtuous, or were already taken, or not eligible for sacramental marriage. Welcome to the modern world. Ergo, there really is no one for me.
April 27th, 2013 - MaryAlice-964548 said:
I lost my husband ten years ago and vowed never to marry again. But that is easier said than done. With time you feel so alone. You need a partner, someone to be with, talk and share. Go do things, places, etc. I see so many women that are alone, for whatever reasons, and they say that even though one has gotten older, you still need someone. God made us women to have a husband, the partner of our lives -Adam and Eve. But it is true many men prefer the younger ones, but I feel we still have a lot to offer a nice man who is serious about settling down the years that we have left. Only God knows and it is in His Hands.
April 24th, 2013 - Elizabeth-737581 said:
It's hard to be a single woman--especially at my age--and have an expectation that dating is about a relationship and not about just "having a good time" in every sense of the word. Most people act shocked that you could be waiting for marriage. I went out with one gentleman (not CM) who I learned had been married 3 times and who believed everything was "for pleasure." Needless to say, we didn't go out again! Even on CM, I see gentlemen all the time who express their disagreement with Church teaching on pre-marital sex and contraception. However, I admire their honesty. They may disagree, but at least they are open about it.
April 24th, 2013 - Mariella-964442 said:
I was once prayed for Him to appear. All the specific details about it while Im in a train. I can't believed God sent him in just matter of months in 2011. I had dumped him twice for the past years and for third time he was asking me again. So I put up a 100 days challenge to decide. And with much prayer and discernment God knocked me thru sending His message so I said yes. Its a great challenge for me because its a long distance but I said, if God is giving you a blessing, why are you pulling away from it. I prayed to Mama Mary then if I decided to said yes, I am ready to let it go at the end if its not accdg to His will. Truly, after one and a half year, God put me out in that relationship. I let it go. I know I deserve well, I know Im worth it, like a princess in Her father's kingdom. And then, I find myself here. No, kidding. I believed that when we prayed, the other one is hearing our prayer too. So lets be careful when were praying about that special someone. God's plan is just taking place on me. Im still enjoying my service at SFC and maybe He still molding me and preparing me better this time. And if time comes again I still pray to Mama Mary, that if I said yes, Im still able to let it go at the end if everything is not accdg to His will along the way. Yeah, our hearts long for that something deep but only through Him we find that peace and happiness. We just need to trust deeply and be faithful to His timing.
April 24th, 2013 - Alejandro-159799 said:
I was looking but I didnt know what was important, I hooked up with the wrong girls, Ive always fallen for the looks, I was shallow... Now I know whats important, girls my age in my country have a lot of bagagge. Then you talk to your friends that are married and it is not always fun of happiness 100%, you become scared, someone broke my heart long time ago and i Truly hated! Im too choosy, personal finances are not very good these times. There are many things, but I really dont have a clue how to change my status, meaning how can I meet a beautiful catholic woman?. Ive tried in my country, but to be honest even in prayer groups I ended with the crazy ones (pretty ones also). Its hard, but not impossible, that is why im trying in catholicmatch
April 23rd, 2013 - Car-930737 said:
After my husband died, I concentrated on raising my children. Today they are on their own and I pray to God to introduce me to the right Christian man. I have faith that he will, but If it meant for me not to meet such person I will accept GOD wishes to remain single for the remaining years of my life.
April 16th, 2013 - MaryEllen-963769 said:
I particularly chose NOT to put myself "out there" while I was raising my son, even though I would have loved to have found the right guy who would have made a great role model to him. My son didn't need confusion and I needed stability - it was a better choice to remain "single" than divide my priorities. My role as Mom came first when his father stepped out. Prior to meeting my son's father, I looked to the things I love to find someone who might be a potential mate - never met anyone who was single, available & interested. Now that my son is an "adult," I'm stepping out again in faith, trusting my heart, my instincts and know exactly what I want in a husband - (as well as what I don't). If my soul-mate is indeed out there, even in cyberspace, Lord willing, he will lead us together!
April 13th, 2013 - Ricky-944326 said:
I can relate to Amy. I have never cheated on any woman but I have been cheated on and I loved these women so much. Some times you start to think what's the use? You get to the point where you don't want to be hurt again. You give it up to God and try to keep the faith but it can be difficult at times
April 11th, 2013 - Angela-950014 said:
I'd say lack of prioritization, lack of having an active social life aligned with my values and beliefs to increased my chances of meeting Mr.Right, and lack of trust of my gut feelings. I got God's call, attended, worked hard to become a loving couple, compromised beliefs to make it work, yet it did not happened at the end. Probing to myself that my gut feelings were right since day one. Currently, I'm working on loving and respect myself more, having clarity about what I love and respect in my future partner, working on being honest with myself and others, and strengthening my will to not settled down for less.
April 11th, 2013 - Lett-65959 said:
Probably the work schedule and the working environment..and me - slow in realizing that i am still single and no night life. (so--hopping on the next time machine to go back in time..;p )
Well joking aside, it's really-all in God's time. Just live a life with no regrets.
April 3rd, 2013 - Steven-958229 said:
Much of the time I take the "actions" of someone who is "shy". One of my great pitfalls of the past was "not trying at all"... then the pendulum swung to "trying too hard".... then the pendulum swung too far to "not trying at all"..... then pendulum swung "trying too hard" ....Now I am using one the of Our Lord's gift to us "Free Will" to take DIFFERENT "actions"
March 31st, 2013 - Sue-906387 said:
I believe if we're called by God for the sacrament of marriage, it will happen @ God's timing. Hence, there is no reason to worry or rush things all of which will only hinder God's plan for us and take us backward.
Easy does it. Trusting in God's way, plan, time if it was mean to be.
March 29th, 2013 - Chris-930705 said:
I had to laugh at the nature of this poll: most of the replies seems to absolve the poll-taker of responsibility. There's an underlying current of "If people would just *meet* me, I'm sure I would have plenty of people lining up to enjoy my company!"
In my case, the truth is probably closer to "a little of this, a little of that, and after several decades of living by myself, I've fallen into some habits that make women think twice about me. But I'm trying to improve. Pray for me!"
March 28th, 2013 - Matthew-954586 said:
I don't think we should expect God to "introduce us" to each other. He would not have given us free will or Jesus who told us to actually get up and do good things.
Modern culture does not coincide with our beliefs, that being said I think there are not enough places or instances to meet like minded people or maybe even not enough like minded and good people in our day to day lives.
March 28th, 2013 - Andrew-290721 said:
Satan has systematically eliminated women who might be compatible with me over the last 60 years or so. I never had a chance. I want to marry a grownup, not a kid in jeans and sneakers. I wanted to image fatherhood, and I wanted my wife to image motherhood, but no one cares about that.
March 28th, 2013 - Richard-595743 said:
In the past, dating was easy and fun, because everyone was out and about: no computer, internet, netflix, cable tv, etc. that keep most at home nowadays. It was also much easier to converse with others in public places in the past and meet, as everyone now is locked to his/her cell phone and iPod, etc., even in public places. In any event, internet dating is no substitute or remedy for the loss of "real" dating and the development of lasting relationships.