It's probably the result of the holiday single man's blues, but I decided to pull the trigger and do another online dating service, this time solely for Catholics with a rather Popish sounding name: Ave Maria Singles. I must admit, ashamedly, that I'd probably be embarrassed to share that with anyone but Catholics and my closest friends. I'd probably stick with a "Catholic online dating service." Regardless, it's a matchmaking service designed for and by Catholics, and it seems that the vast majority of members are drawn to it for the same reason: to find other Catholics who believe the fullness of Catholicism, which is the camp in which I have rather unexpectedly found myself.
We'll see how things go, but I feel that it is rather blogworthy to state that the first woman I wrote is an English teacher, and so I pulled out all of the stops with my writing, and the first words that I read in response were these: "Your writing style is absolutely delightful! I don't know many people who know what assonance is though I would have used 'arguably assonant' because, it's more and alliterative and, to me, more accurate. :)" Yes, I was able to drop the word assonant in the first email I sent to this woman, and it flowed rather naturally. That's the way to an English teacher's heart...or at least getting a response.
For some reason, she seems to think that I'm sophisticated as well. That will change when I tell her that I dropped food on the floor of the American Consulate in St. Petersburg, Russia. Thrice.