Why So Desperate To Get Married?
Whenever I'm at a Christian function I can't help but feel uncomfortable. I've found that Christians are obsessed with getting married/finding their "mate". It makes social interactions tense because I think they don't want to waste breath on you if you're not "the one".
Oh, and don't bother being friendly to the opposite sex. If you're overly-friendly it translates into a marriage proposal. (I bet you didn't know that.) I remember smiling and laughing with a girl who had a boyfriend and she felt the need to point him out to me and tell me they were engaged. (I found out later they weren't.) I suppose she just really wanted to impress upon me I had no chance.
Christian men worry me the most. They all look like homosexuals, and seem to only pursue weak-willed women. And the weak women have to be INCREDIBLY feminine. (Perfect hair, nails, dresses...etc.) I think they only look at women as mom-fodder. (She looks like an excellent mother for my children.) The more she acts like a mom, the better.
Does this seem harsh? Too generalized? I'm an observer... and I've been a member of many different churches for four years now. I've lived it, seen it, stood in many parties and met youth groups every week. I've seen and heard the guys say these things and the women cater to it! So if you don't agree, I'm sorry, but you can't beat real life experiences. :P