1# Have a sense of humor. You will need it to get you through your worst date ev-vah.There it is. Things I have learned thus far as I navigate the seas of singledom. Continue to pray for me... and do you know any nice single men for me? Send em my way; I am totally cute [see profile pic], funny, smart, awesome... and modest.
2# Enlist the help of others; co-workers, friends and family. OK, maybe not your crazy Aunt Irma. Let people know you are single and ask them if they have any other single friends or family.
3# Does your parish have a singles group? Go. If not, start one. Check out other parishes from time to time and see what activities they offer. Get involved.
4# Volunteer. Men are action oriented so volunteering at places like Habitat for Humanity is an excellent place to meet guys... plus it is a corporal works of mercy to house the homeless. Score.
5# This one is controversial, I know, but don't limit yourself to Catholics only. Be open to whom ever God's puts in your path. If you find a person that shares a similar faith and devotion to Christ; be it Episcopalian, Methodist or Orthodox, don't immediately write them off. Although, I will caution strongly against those Pentecostals... totally bat shit crazy lot. Steer clear. Also let me interject that I emphasis a common "faith". Hindus, Mormons, Muslims, Unitarian Universalists and Scientologists do not share a common faith with Catholics and there is nothing compatible with Catholicism and their religion and god[s].
6# Utilize your interests. Resources like meetup.com is an excellent place to start. What are hobbies? Chances are there is a group for that filled with individuals who share your passions.
7# Do you part to encourage and support the institution of marriage. Offer to be a free babysitter to your married friends and relieve them so they can have a much needed date night. I can't stress this last one enough. Marriage is under attack in our culture. If married couples aren't supported and happy what incentive is there for us singles to seek an institution that is just going to make us miserable?
A few years back you guys helped me by spreadng the word on your blogs. It worked. How about trying it again for me? If you want to continue to be amused by my dating antics then you'll have to do your share. Hook me up!
Yes, I have no shame.