I'm not entirely sure how I can convey my thoughts on this matter, nor whether they will come across as unrestrained fanaticism, but I will try regardless.
I came across this piece of information: "By their early 20s, some 79% of never-married women—and 89% of never-married Catholic women—have had sex." (Source: guttmacher.org/media/inth.../15/index.html).
Now, I'm usually distraught and despairing on matters of culture and social mores (I have only recently considered changing my mind on my lifelong goal of becoming an anchorite), but with this piece of information having been exhibited, I ask: what would the chances of me (or any person who has lived their life in an utmost chaste manner) actually finding a good, chaste, Catholic wife?
I have read around 108 studies relating either fully or tangentially to the matter of pre-marital sex and its effect on marriages; am I wrong to worry about this? Am I allowed to worry about this? Is this something that I should not be considering? What are optimal resolutions? Can any good come of my concern? Are there things (specific knowledge, in this case) that could allay my concerns? Should I just remain with my original goal?
I will have completed my Master's degree next Spring, after which I wish to make a choice on the path I choose. I'm in my early twenties, if that matters. And, if my mind were not ill-at-ease enough, many people around me consider "extremely eligible" for marriage (their words; if only they knew my dilemma). sigh
[NB: This was cross-posted accidentally in another section. Sorry.]