Emily Stimpson, author of The Catholic Girl's Survival Guide for the Single Years: The Nuts and Bolts of Staying Sane and Happy While Waiting for Mr. Right, who is 36 and single, has written an insightful column for the National Catholic Register on what it means to be single and still waiting for the right person to come along.
In Called to Hope, she writes
Our job isn't to fret too much about whether or not we'll still be single in another year - or 10. It's simply about being in the day, giving thanks for the present blessings and focusing on the present tasks.
It's also our job to cultivate a spirit of hope. No matter how old we are, if we believe we're called to the vocation of marriage, we can never stop hoping God will send the right someone along. . . Grace is at work all around us, which means the only expiration date on a vocation to marriage is death. . .
Hope is what keeps us going after a breakup or when we feel like the last single person standing. Hope is what allows us to trust that God really does know what he's doing.
Please read the full article here: http://www.ncregister.com/site/article/called-to-hope/