The choice to date is very individual and when (if ever) to start dating is also up to the individual. There is no right or wrong way to be begin. Our society offers us many avenues to meet new people to potentially date. These might include: personal ads in publications, online dating, asking friends to “fix up up,” getting involved in activities where you might meet someone with similar interests (i.e. bridge, volunteering, sports, etc.), dating services, singles events. Most everyone who decides to date is concerned that they won’t know what to do or say. They admit feeling like a “16 year old” on a first date; anxious, self-conscious and tongue-tied. Happily, most everyone who dates reports that it is like trying to bicycle after many years. The skills are still there.

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