The growing number of single women in our world today have more freedoms and opportunities than this demographic ever has experienced.But that doesn't mean they aren't occasionally hounded by struggles—or haunted by tough questions. And what are they supposed to do with occasional lonely feelings—year after year?For answers to some of the most challenging of these queries, we turned to Virginia Mc Inerney, a single woman who's a regular speaker at her megachurch in Ohio, and who wrote Single Not Separate (Charisma House), which tackles these and many other difficult singleness issues head-on.Here's her frank, insightful take on five of the toughest questions singles ask: 1.What do I do if because he hasn't given me a spouse?A while ago the Lord began to deal with me about my own anger toward him over my singleness.Frustration had been building inside me, and I wanted to blame God.After all, in his sovereignty, this was what he'd chosen, or allowed, for me—and I didn't like it.
I thought, But then one day several things in my life went wrong in rapid succession, and I blew up.As I drove to a church seminar, of all things, I started to yell at God.Between my angry words, I apologized, "I'm sorry I feel this way.You have every right to strike me with a bolt of lightning.With the obsession that today’s media has with youth and appearance, you could be forgiven for thinking that it’s only the young who are looking for companionship, that dating is a young person’s game. Which of the following images do you think the media is more likely to use to accompany an article on online dating? At the same time, more older adults over 55 find themselves single and looking, either through divorce or the tragic loss of a husband or wife they loved for many years. We are all living decades longer than we once did, and are staying fitter, healthier (and in some cases, friskier) further into our wisdom years than ever before.This means that there are more seniors and baby boomers than ever before looking for some companionship to fill the void of their prior partner.Because no matter how old you get, one thing about human nature never changes: nobody likes feeling lonely.Older adults, however, look for companionship in a way that’s very different from their younger counterparts.Once you’re into your wisdom years your needs, desires and expectations are very different from what you’re looking for when you’re in your 20s.Let’s take a look at nine things you (probably) didn’t know about dating for older adults: It seems counter-intuitive to say that people characterized by one attribute — how old they are — don’t care as much about age when looking for a companion, but it’s true.