Also, you can be open to dating outside the church. There aren't enough
compatible men for our women and as a result I see a lot of women settling for
someone who isn't their emotional and intellectual equal which sets up many
for unhappiness down the road.
Llew40,I know single women who choose to pursue a third option -
they actively ask for dates and even ask men to marry them. Their approach
elicits some critics. And it can be painful to face the risk of rejection. But
it is another option to consider.
Why am I 40 years old with no kids living alone supporting myself with my steady
job and never been married? BECAUSE NO ONE EVER ASKED ME! And why should he? Why
date (marry) just one when you can hang out with them all? Simple plan requiring
no commitment, no extra spending of hard earned cash with pesky dating,
courtship responsibilities if you're a guy. Such old fashioned traditions
have become obsolete. A straight, single woman only has two choices these days:
cohabitate or live the celibate life, alone. Hence, nobody is getting married
and we'll all be single forever (at least until the second coming).
The grand designer of the universe created males and females (okay, male/male
and female/female sometimes; spare the argument here) to be attracted to each
other. In a society that places obligations and morals upon such consummation
the marriage age is going to much lower. In our present society where
cohabitation, unwed parenthood and casual/no strings hook-ups carry no stigma,
as well as get propped up by such pseudo-social science as 2-year beta
marriages, and the new age idea of an extended adult phase through the twenties
between childhood and "settling down," it is very likely the marriage
age will creep up.No surprise. Doesn't really require a
study.We labeled the 80's a Me Generation and have labels other
since to separate them. But the truth is we've had decades of Me first
selfishness and indulgence.