Scared of online dating
Here’s why: These women know the reward of having a loving, devoted man in their life.
When these smart, independent, accomplished women come to me for support, almost 100% admit that they are scared of dating.(That’s after they deny for some that they have any fear. I know it was for me.)Would you be surprised to know the women who have been widowed after enjoying a good marriage find love (again) much quicker and with far less anxiety? These strong, magnificent women have been through such a horrible experience, yet most have far less hesitation about putting themselves out there again.
I feel like this stage in my life, I missed out so much in my early youth of making friendships/relationships through school/college/university and now come to a realisation that I don't want to meet someone and start a family when I am too old.
I hoped that I would have been one of those young 25 parents with 2 kids where I wouldn't be that only when they reached 18 (then I can kick them out of the house, lol).
(They were all around me; I just chose not to see them.) I started to believe it was real…and possible. Unlike Lori, I had to imagine how it would eventually feel. But we truly know each other, like and love each other. Are you willing to finally “go for it” even though you have some fear?
I guess this all stems from being self-conscious of the fact that I have never had a social life which may be a turn off for women.
The only avenue I see know is online dating to meet women, but again feel like a large wall is stopping me through my self-conscious thoughts and low confidence/low self-esteem.
But we came to the same conclusion: the reward of being loved by a good man far outweighed the risks of getting out there and unapologetically looking for love. Larry and I have been married for 11 years as I write this. We’re equally committed to our lasting partnership.
I walked down the aisle as a first-time bride in 2006. If you’re like I was, and having trouble imagining what grownup love (the reward) looks like, here are just some examples: I love being part of a couple – more than I even thought I would.
They are bummed that, at this stage in their life, they are single and have to put themselves out there.