As a single guy, I wish I had a quarter for every one who mentioned (here and elsewhere) that I need to get married. Yes, I know that. I want to get married. However, it's more than a little difficult once you're past 30 and any potential mates you meet think you're a freak of nature that you're still single past 30.
First dates? Ha! Try getting your heart broken into a million little pieces from all the dreadful first dates you have to go on, making every bloomin' effort to put your "best foot forward" and "dressed to the nines" and having to make a "good first impression," and all this other poppycock that has trained singles to lie and deceive their way into a relationship. What happens when you have to put your other foot forward? What happens if you make a bad impression? The way our society is today, you essentially have to be sinful to maintain the facade of a good relationship.
Getting married is easier said than done. If I want to get married, I really have three choices at this point: (a.) be a "player" and smooth-talk my way into some woman's life, (b.) do the mail-order Asian or Russian bride thing, or (c.) try my luck with a female prison pen pal.
Where are the "LifeSingle" masses? Where are the homilies for us? Where's the acknowledgment at any Catholic parishes that there are men who want to get married? Please don't blame the men when the Catholic church bears some responsibility: and, yes, if it's a sacrament, the church does have some responsibility assisting parishoners who desire to know this sacrament.
So, again, I just hope CAF posters are mature enough to realize that you can't just get married like it's like going to the supermarket for a loaf of bread. ("Oh, gee, getting married is so wonderful..why, oh, why didn't I get married sooner?") Please be mindful of sentiment like that, because it's incredibly insensitive and hurtful to a lot of people reading the message boards. Thank you.