I would gladly trade every positive moment with my teen boyfriends to have those years back as my own.

Instead of giving me confidence and fruitful life experience, the teenage dating culture tore me down, stunted my understanding of real commitment and love, and trapped me in a pattern of superficial people pleasing.

As a divorced Catholic, I am happy to hear about the Church’s new vigilance. Annulling past marriages and saying, in effect, “We hope you do better next time,” is hardly adequate.

Many parishes offer post-divorce workshops designed for the first months after a divorce. The Church—the institution as well as the individuals—needs to minister to the millions of divorced Catholics by both changing ingrained attitudes and reaching out in love.

“One of the key things about our current society it is a culture that’s highly driven by philosophy of relativism and instant gratification,” Baltz said.

“The Church sets the ideal of God’s divine love.” However, premarital sex has become commonplace in culture, with phrases like “Netflix and chill” (the millennial generation’s code for a hook-up) and popular websites where people can meet strangers to date or just for sex.

Once your profile is set up, you can search by age, interests, zip code, gender, or even key words.

This searching ability is necessary as has more than 20 million users.

(Its already high number of users was increased in 2010 when it absorbed Yahoo!

Personals.) If you worry about being able to sort through these numbers yourself, you can use the sister site,

General Dating Sites typifies a general dating site. asks a series of questions about you, your interests, lifestyle and background and values.