Monique Ocampo has a lovely Valentine’s day post on the plight of the single Catholic woman.
The question that haunts so many single Catholic women is this: where are all of the good Catholic boys?
And the answer, I’m afraid to say, is that they are mostly either married or in the seminary.
Now, off course you could becomes the devout Catholic girl hanging around outside the seminary doors, waiting vulture-like to snap up any would-be priest who starts to have a vocations crisis, but I will warn you: the other good Catholic girls have already thought of this.
Seminarian-watchers exist in droves, and unless you’re willing to descend on the faltering seminarian like he’s the last X-Box at a Black Friday sale, this probably is not the plan for you.
Which means that you end up stuck dating, and if you are a devout Catholic girl looking for a devout Catholic husband the odds are not in your favour.
Any reasonably eligible young Catholic man who wishes to get married will not find it all that hard to find a date for the straightforward reason that women significantly outnumber men in the Catholic dating scene.
Generally, Catholic men who are seeking marriage have the luxury of choice: they can take a few years to play the field until they find a Catholic girl who really clicks, and then propose. The men can shop around for what they want, and even relatively socially inept Catholic guys often end up hitched to amazing Catholic women.
This is not such good news for the ladies — it means that even if you’re really attractive and outgoing, smart, friendly, and socially competent, you might still end up married to a very nice dweeb.
And if you lack some of the qualities listed above? the unfortunate truth is that you could end up being indefinitely single.