Where is “out there?”

This writer did a fantastic job with this piece. How many of you can say that this describes your experience with online dating and with reentering the dating scene after being out of the loop for long time? Write about your own experiences right here and let others know they are not alone!

The New Normal

I think I am ready to date after being divorced for 18 months.  But I don’t exactly know what to do with that.  A few friends have said that I need to put myself “out there.”  Well, I would be happy to do that if someone could explain to me what that meant.  Where is “there” exactly?  No one seems to be able to give me a clear definition of that.

About eight months after the divorce, a friend talked me into trying Match.com (you could use the word bullied instead of talked and it would be  a more accurate description, but let’s not quibble.)  I did it for three months and it was one of the most horrifying experiences of my life.  In that time, I didn’t “meet” one person that I would have wanted to go on a date with.  I had conversations with a few, but it…

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