Things are heating up in a recent combox in part because of the distinction between hanging out, which is fun but not serious, and dating, which is serious but not necessarily fun.
But the larger controversy, one that one reader has admitted may apply only to the USA, or only to conservatives in the USA, is that it has been proposed that available church-going, doctrine-abiding Catholic men are not normal.
Which leads to the questions: "What do you girls mean by normal?" "What is a normal Catholic man?" and "Can we expect Catholic men to be normal when many of the norms of the world are opposed to Catholic doctrine?"
Personally, I have come across very few Catholic men who have made me actually uncomfortable with their eccentricities. But I have met many men who have made me uncomfortable with their slavish conformity to popular culture.
Take your thoughts to the combox, and as usual, ladies only, although keep in mind various men are still reading.