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Sometimes it’s slim pickings, said several local singles who gathered recently at Theology on Tap (To T), a spiritually based lecture series at Ireland’s Four Fields on Connecticut Avenue in Northwest.“Jennifer,” a well-dressed federal employee in her 40s, said she has sought a Catholic husband for more than 15 years but finds it hard to deal with how many men expect sex early on in the dating relationship.“Premarital sex and living together seem to be the natural and quick progression of a relationship,” she said, “and as a Catholic Christian woman, that is not my expectation or practice.”Among her heartbreaks was a potential husband who committed suicide.“The church needs to realize that not everyone finds their soul mate under 30,” she said, “and that it would really help us in our search if we felt more support from the church.”According to the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) at Georgetown University, the numbers should be in her favor. But the Washington area - which, with Boston, has the country’s largest percentage of singles - has a ratio of nine men for every 10 women, according to the 2000 census.Note: This event is open to everyone - both new and returning participants.Therefore, if you are returning it is possible there could be at least 1 person there you have met with previously.It’s not fair to women, who are more emotionally vested in the relationship,” she said.One of the dating services for meeting local people is Fairfax speed dating.