Break-ups are always tough, but they’re even harder when the person you’ve been dating tells you that they’re ending things because God told them to. Someone once ended things with me by saying, “It’s what God wants” – and I can 100% say I’m glad that didn’t work out, but I wish she wouldn’t have played the God card.I would have preferred that she just tell me how she was feeling.You are running a very outdated version of Internet Explorer.Patheos and most other websites will not display properly on this version.So, I made a list of some key attributes I would like in a future boyfriend/husband; I suggest you do the same. I’m the funniest person I know, or at least I tell myself that sometimes.This way I will know whether or not a guy is someone that I’d actually want to invest time with; thus saving myself and others from a lot of heartbreaks. My dad constantly worked so hard to give my family what we needed and wanted, and I expect my husband to be the same way. So therefore I hope he thinks I’m a bit of a hoot, or I can at least crack a smile from him every once and awhile.To better enjoy Patheos and your overall web experience, consider upgrading to the current version of Internet Explorer.
In my circles, the topic of Catholic dating comes up regularly or, more specifically, the topic of why there is often a lack of dating among young Catholics.Monique Ocampo has a lovely Valentine’s day post on the plight of the single Catholic woman.She includes some correspondence from one of her readers which I’m going to quote here because I think it is an excellent expression of what I’ve seen on the Catholic dating scene: Every Catholic guy I know is either dating, married, or a seminarian…The question that haunts so many single Catholic women is this: where are all of the good Catholic boys?And the answer, I’m afraid to say, is that they are mostly either married or in the seminary.Just don’t name-drop God because you think that will hurt the other person less… The Solution: It is important to be a person of prayer and do your best to follow God’s will in all your relationships.But ALWAYS be up front with the person that you’re dating: if you don’t want to date them anymore, don’t date them anymore.She Says: I’ve had so many girlfriends burned by this one…A guy will say that he’s prayerfully discerned out the relationship because he needs more time to pursue Christ on his own – and then BAM! If you’re really feeling called like it’s time to be single, be single. Team Leininger will be weighing in on this one together, because, well, we’re Catholic and we like dating each other. It can be all of those things in the same week, even. And because we’re here to help you, we want to briefly address five of the most challenging aspects of the Catholic dating world.I don’t even know how to get a bloody date in the first place (because there are no single Catholic men, much less ones that have ever shown an interest).Monique offers some vague hopes and a lot of commiseration – but admits that she has the same problem, and doesn’t have a solution to it.Now, off course you could becomes the devout Catholic girl hanging around outside the seminary doors, waiting vulture-like to snap up any would-be priest who starts to have a vocations crisis, but I will warn you: the other good Catholic girls have already thought of this.