She is also a serious Christian of the Protestant sort and is quite involved in her church. Not interested in casual dating with someone who does not share her faith. Which narrows her options but should not mean she should settle.
Some fellow churchmembers approached her after services one day.
We have a man for you, they said.
Really? Liz asked cautiously.
He's really great - we've been friends for years. Nice guy. Never married. He's studying for the ministry right now, they told her.
Well, maybe, Liz said.
There's just one thing...
Oh I KNEW it! Liz thought.
He's a convicted pedophile.
Liz, stunned, said nothing. What would you say?
But he prays about it really, really hard! the friends continued.
No, Liz said. No. No thanks.
She later asked me if she looked so desperate that someone thought she would date a child molester.
No, she did not. Her fellow congregants were trying to upgrade the guy.
And yes, I, too, hope that his conviction will keep him away from any job involving contact with children.