In the following days I’m going to give you some of their stories of dating after 40 and relationships.(Guys, if you’re reading this…get in touch if you want to share!I thought I would post these ‘Rules or Boundaries for Catholic Dating’ because today’s hook-up culture; today’s self-directive, self-expression culture, promotes things that can be most unhelpful to the soul!I have taken these from several sources, and while I suspect many will see them as over-the-top, the question must always be, ‘Can we really take too much trouble in protecting our soul from the fires of passion and hell’?While dating is part of life it should, like marriage, not be your only social outlet.
By default she clings to the same type of guy she wanted in high school or college. (See the Wow Me Woman below.) The nice, relationship-minded men get quickly discarded by the 18 year old.Try as he might, the 60-year-old fabulous guy can’t measure up to her expectations because she’s looking for a man who doesn’t exist.She gets stuck in affairs with men who never commit, and it’s often the nice guys who are interested in her who bear the brunt of her hurt and anger.The Scaredy Cat he Scaredy Cat has been emotionally wounded by men in the past, and she can’t let go of it.She mistrusts men and often blames herself for the rejection she’s felt, believing that she just wasn’t good enough.