I’m really been enjoying the comments on yesterday’s post, 3 Ways to Stay Open to Possibility in Your Love Life, but this one from AT is my favorite so far:
I am online dating and have had more dates in the last four months than in the last four years. It has been a wonderful experience once I learned to enjoy the process. I may not find my soulmate online but I have met, talked to flirted with texted and dated men from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. Coming off a toxic relationship, it has been a great way to meet new people with no expectations on either side. Rosetta I want to thank you as your post about online dating planted a seed. If you have your mind right it’s far better than sitting at home bemoaning your loneliness. And on top of it, I’m over 40 and a size 16-18 which has not hurt me in the least! So ladies be encouraged and think of it as a fun way to expand your horizons. Instead of being on a desperate search for a ring, just be open and it will be a positive, learning experience.
I love it when such great advice comes from our HBW community! Thank you AT for sharing your story here.
By now, I’m sure you’ve heard at least one story about how a friend of a friend of a soror found her husband or soulmate or Prince Charming online. While that scenario sounds so romantic and offers hope to other ladies looking for love, it may also seem unlikely for many women who are just now getting back into the dating scene or making a commitment to revive their love lives. So what I love about AT’s story is that it’s realistic - that even if she does not find her “soulmate” online, it’s still worth it for the experience of dating vs. staying home feeling lonely.
Have you tried online dating as a way to expand the possibilities for your love life? If not, why not?
Further reading: A Brief Guide to Getting Started with Online Dating