If your daughters want to love a man, the laws allow them to choose whom they will. Paul sufficiently refute that interpretation. It is, alas, true that the sin of Adam has caused a deep disturbance in our corporal faculties and our passions, so that they wish to gain control of the life of the senses and even of the spirit, obscuring our reason and weakening our will. The number of consecrated virgins ranges in the thousands. Subdiaconos, 1, De temp. Paul Peter bernadette Christopher Francis St. Paul, after having said that the father who gives his daughter in marriage "does well," adds immediately "and he that gives her not, does better.
By these words the divine Master is speaking not of bodily impediments to marriage, but of a resolution freely made to abstain all one's life from marriage and sexual pleasure.
Why do we say Mary was "ever virgin"?
Cyprian writing to virgins affirms: Wherefore, if there are any "who do not feel they have the gift of chastity even though they have vowed it," let them not declare they cannot fulfill their obligations in this matter. The more clearly I see the greatness of this gift, the more truly do I fear lest it be plundered by thieving pride. Paul, after having said that the father who gives his daughter in marriage "does well," adds immediately "and he that gives her not, does better. And yet, although chastity pledged to God is a difficult virtue, those who after serious consideration generously answer Christ's invitation and do all in their power to attain it, can perfectly and faithfully preserve it. The decree states as a requirement that candidates "have never married or lived in open violation of chastity", not the technical fact of virginity which would for example exclude rape victims from the consecration.