UK    A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND IN CHURCH, SAY SINGLE WOMEN
Single women who attend church are increasingly giving up hope of finding a Christian boyfriend because of a shortage of men in their congregations, a report claims.
   Women significantly outnumber men as worshippers, according to Christianity magazine, which cites recent figures showing there are 70 female churchgoers for every 30 men.
   Among unmarried worshippers, the gap is almost as wide - for every single man in his thirties who attends church there are two single women in the same age group. Although romance may not be the primary objective of churchgoers, more women who would prefer to have a fellow Christian for a partner are forced to look beyond their churches.
   One young Catholic told the magazine she felt the situation for her and her friends became more complex because they had "to be sure they don't have a vocation as a priest or nun".
   Ian Gregory, the founder of the Christians-only dating agency Choices, said yesterday: "We want to empower Christian women by giving them a greater range of Christian men to choose from.
   
Telegraph
26/5/00

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