So, I'm going to be brave & not post this question anon, mainly b/c I'm hoping that at least a few of you will identify with me.
I've been divorced for 2.5 years now & I realize that I need to put myself out there but, it's really scary for me. I haven't actually "dated" since 1998. I had a couple of, I guess, "flings", with ex-boyfriends since divorcing but, nothing serious or with anyone new. I guess it's the new part that frightens me, there's a comfort in knowing someone, knowing their flaws & having them know yours. Plus, with my ex's I didn't have to follow dating protocol, whatever the hell it is now.
So, I join this social site, I get random messages & anytime I answer one, it's immediately like "wanna text"? And, I feel like "Whoa back off". Is that normal, to just text random strangers? It feels just so rushed & wrong so, I haven't done it yet. Like, I said, I'm scared. I guess I'm afraid of meeting a horrible person, being rejected, wasting my time & etc, you name it. But, yet I'm tired of spending my child-free weekends alone. I'm not looking to get married but, I don't just want to be a random booty call. Is there any romance left at all?
How do you ladies get through this? What steps should I be taking to meet a quality person? What can I do to feel less afraid?
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