[quote="shinytoy, post:1, topic:236697"]
normally i used to date non catholic men, since young devout dudes are in short su[pply. needless to say, the whole celibate before marriage and no birth control caused alot of them to cheat and dump me.
so now im holding out for a catholic dude. but i was wondering:
a) HOW do you date a catholic - is it sinful? is it ok to lust after them since you fancy them? since you cant be making out, what do you do? do you have to pray alot together?
b) how long did you date for before marriage to avoid falling into sin. or should that be bed lol. i always thought i could date a dude for a year then if we wernet engaged i'd dump him for wasting my time and also for lustful reasons.
c)those of you who dated non catholics, how does it differ to dating a catholic
For me it was like picking two pieces out of a jigsaw puzzle at random and trying to connect them together, now matter how hard I tried it just didn't fit.
When I met my wife it was like I picked up two pieces at random that were supposed to fit together and did straight away.
I like it when people ask me where I met my wife, I met her at the Easter Vigil Mass.
I was told by a female friend many years ago that I would never find a nice woman in a horrible place (she was talking about pubs and clubs).
If a man only wants sex, he will dump you after some time; if he really loves you he would wait for a very long time.
Marry a Catholic.
Go out, have clean fun, hold hands, kiss, go for walks, hug, let it be about love.
Remember you can only marry once (excluding death), you can't have a divorce and try again.
I couldn't do what some couples I know do. One is a Catholic, one atheist. One goes to church, the other doesn't. In the end the children want to stay at home and relax instead of going to Mass. Imaging that your spouse will probably end up in hell for rejecting Jesus Christ.