It feels like there are so many obstacles
I feel very immature for my age. Sure I've graduated from school with honors and have an okay life in spite of not being able to get my dream job and have settled for part time work, but I sometimes still feel like i'm a 14 year old in a 23 year old mans body. This especially happens when approaching and talking to girls. I feel like i'm a nerdy freshman at a homecoming dance and can't talk to girls that well. This immaturity also affect other areas of my life. I don't have many interests other than TV and sports ( i guess history and geography are interests of mine, but i don't have many hobbies, though i now see video games as kind of dumb compared to when I was younger). I also still have a temper, and am emotional. I also have a hard time socializing with girls.
There aren't a lot of Catholic women in my area. I know I can use online dating, but its hard to make a long distance relationship work. Also i'd rather us be close since it would make it easier. Also it feels like a lot of Catholic girls I do happen to meet aren't as into the faith as me.
I don't have a lot of friends. It's always been hard for me to make friends. I did okay in college,but I only have 1 or 2 close friends. I know people say I should ask them to set me up, but none of my friends are really good at this, and even if they do suggest people, they are terrible matches.
4 Its easier just to stay single. Anymore, while I find it easier to be single. Sure i want to be married, but there are so many obstacles its easier just to focus on myself and god. Yes its tough because i'd love to have somebody help get me to heaven and be a friend and all that, but i've become accustomed to loneliness. Its not the greatest but it isn't the worst
I'm not that good looking, and it seems even devout women are getting shallower. I myself am probably too shallow. It just seems like girls don't want a short, overweight balding guy like me whose only 23. I don't blame them. I honestly have just accepted God didn't bless me this way.
I'm not that interesting. I'm a rather boring person. Sure i'm nice and faithful, and smart but I don't really do anything interesting. I'm just a simple guy who just kind of exists. I'm not some super cool guy who can get girls that are worth getting
A lot of the Catholic girls I know are already taken. There just aren't many left. Sure there a few, but they are out of my league, or i'm not interested
I don't have a lot going on. This will change as times go on though. Right now I am a substitute teacher and work part time at a grocery store. Its good work and I do like it and hope to get a teaching position soon. Even if I don't I do plan to try and get full time work, or maybe become a FOCUS missionary or something like that, but for now not much is going on
Never had a relationship. This hinders my ability to start one. I mean at 23 its possible, but its harder. I just feel like i've started too late. What will most girls think when I tell them this.
I'm too nice. I'm not very assertive. To be honest i have to have people help me out and tell me what to do in a lot of cases. I'm not very good at reading people either, especially girls, though Itry. Even when I do go on dates, I get the whole "you're nice" thing from girls, but never anything else.
Thats all I can really think of. I know its negative, but honestly I just don't care anymore about finding a relationship as sad as it is. I'll keep praying, but rather than praying for a spouse, i'll just pray God can help me learn to handle my loneliness and find other things to bring me to holiness