Please forgive me if this question has been asked but is it harder for Catholics to date and should they bend their views to do so?
Let me explain this better. I am a never married 42 year old devout Catholic. I am of the belief that divorce for me is wrong in many cases and that I am not interested in sleeping with someone before marriage. However, because I am older it seems that most of the men my age have been divorced and often with kids. When I tell these men I am not open to dating them they get very angry at me. I’m not sure how one gets an annulment but most of them men don’t have them. I would possibly consider a man with an annulment in some cases, assuming no kids are involved (I don’t want the issues involved with being a stepmother including financial aspects). I prefer never married/childless men but would consider widowers (with or without kids).
Then there is the other aspect and that is the men who engage in premarital sex and expect that before marriage. I was astounded to meet several men who were never married but had children out of wedlock (and many had several out of wedlock). Others had sexually transmitted diseases (they told me this). Still others told me they expected relations within a few dates.
However, I have found a man who does fit what I desire. He is Catholic, childless and I am pretty sure (almost 100%)he has never been married since several people told me he has never been married. He told me he thinks dating in this world is hard and he refused to settle. I did too but sadly most people aren’t like him.
My question I suppose is did anyone else struggle dating in this world we live in?