It was all very embarrassing and lonely to me at the time to have zero relationship experience. You're right, it's not typical, but it's not too late. But no, not too late, and there are lots of people who value partners with no exes to be compared to. I'm thirty and I started dating a year ago after getting my shit together. The team had to analyze both first messages and first replies, because, well, men usually make the first move.
Daily texting conversations led to a relationship.
I didn't start dating until I was 25—here's what I learned
If you don't have a lot of practice with friendships, that's a great place to start. Like many parts of faith, Christian dating culture is home to many double standards. If you contacted a much less desirable person, their desirability score would rise; if they contacted you and you replied, then your score would fall. I know all the advice says just be yourself, you'll meet someone eventually, put yourself out there, don't be afraid of rejection, there's someone out there for you - but that gets hard to hear. So don't stress about it.