Catholic women who are serious about finding a Catholic man will probably focus on finding someone at Catholic events or on Catholic dating websites like Catholic Match or Ave Maria Singles. I encourage women to try things like or in-person services when the Catholic avenues don’t work.
This works well for some women, so persistence can pay off. Hobbies can also help you find people with common interests.
I also wanted to help women weed out church jerks (Chapter 9 — “When Holy Rollers Don’t Measure Up”).
Catholic women have their own unique ways of sabotaging themselves as well, so I talk about that in Chapter 12, on the “Secular Sisterhood.” One is being too nun-like and church-mousey, with long skirts every day.
Women can have fun with current fashion trends and cosmetics without being immodest.
but not before having several preconceptions about dating and marriage shattered along the way.
Back in the day, people would find their partner and go for it.
Now, you’ve got people saying, “You need to wait two years,” or “You can’t know the person unless you have cohabitated.” I had to defend my choice not to cohabitate on a few occasions, as if I was doing something wrong.
Now, both daters probably have jobs or budding careers, and so women can no longer expect men to carry the financial burdens they once did.
Catholic women tend to be on the traditional side, so at they need to be prepared to discuss expectations and priorities with their boyfriends before signing up for marriage.