LOL RNG - after reading your ordeal I don't think you were rude. But all I can think is that no matter how old we get, or guys get, they still try to use the stupiest lines at times.
Well this wasn't my goal, but you are right on the money. LOL
I just wanted to share what I thought was an odd, yet amusing encounter. Thus far I've been accused of trying to convince someone to join my church and of sharing too much of my personal business. I didn't know that mentioning the church my family attends, that my parents are deceased or that I am still finishing my college degree were such big secrets.
As for my daughter, she was also part of this conversation referring to her s/o. I certainly wasn't discussing her business in front of her as if she wasn't there. I'm sorry if I wasn't clear on that part.
I can see where a non-church goer might not understand the difference between joining and visiting a church. I visited several churches before we joined this one and it became our church home. That is why I suggested he visit a non-denominational church, still organized religion I guess, but less restrictive. This particular church is also known for it's singles activities (which I thought might interest him, imagine that).
I've always liked getting differing opinions on this board but this is a post I really didn't expect to get snarled at so much. I truly did not know that someone would be so offended that if someone suggested a church to visit that they would get out of line rather than be near them, WOW!
But I won't stop being polite to strangers I get trapped in line with, so he wasn't my type, it was still a pleasant conversation and even though it was odd it didn't hurt me any to be kind to a stranger or for him to be kind to me. It certainly made the hour go faster !