I think not only was the mentality in our congregation strict, but was unevenly imposed. They did everything possible to ensure I would never have the opportunity to meet the opposite sex, taking advantage of my problem in that area, so I would have no choice but to go to Beth Hell or on some mission to help push Nigeria up so high that there would be, not 7 million, but 7 billion Witlesses. That is what they hoped to accomplish.
They made all these rules--every time I was doing something that they felt might lead to a potential sister encounter, they banned it for me (even though it was still allowed for others). They seem to think that being nice to the children now would make them attracted to me when they became of age, so they put their heavy foot down on anything that might have that effect. They even reproved an innocent person and forced them away from me on this account--hoping that they would not be able to set me up for a member of the opposite sex at that time or at a later time. It was transparently obvious that they wanted to make 100% sure that I would be celibate for life, as if Jehovah hadn't already done a thorough enough job of that before.
And they arranged the book studies, from whom you are supposed to select your closest friends, so all I ever got was the men and the really old (and ugly, sickly) "sisters". They could not create an all-men book study for me, because they needed some of those men to conduct the other book studies. But they frequently rearranged it so that I could not draw toward anyone that might be, or become (when they reach age 18), a potential marriage partner. Of course all this was done behind my back.
Well, instead of going to Nigeria and giving them a boost, I now try to expose the Watchtower Society and its boringness both here and on MySpace. Hopefully someone in Nigeria will be able to translate it into the local language and spread the apostate word there. Now, if only we could have another Danny Haszard working in Nigeria, that would help pay them back by ruining the Watchtower Society's party of hitting 7 million.