Originally Posted by hedgiemama
I was thinking of starting to date. I have two potential dates coming up.
I have been nervy and do not want to every take care of another human being again. My experience was so bad.
I think I am going to bow out, as graciously as I can. I get lonely but don't want any more to deal with....
Karen, Dating doesn't mean that you have to take care of him! I remember, I felt the same way after my divorce! I had friends always setting me up with dates. They told me you don't have to marry him, just let him take you out to eat and to a movie, that's all. I finally gave in. There was I guy that I just met for dinner and a drink or two. There were no commitments, and I made it clear that I was just looking for a friend at that point. Just try going out with someone you feel comfortable. Sometimes lunch is a good start. You don't have anything to loose. YOU are in control!!!