” except replace “mother” with “soulmate.” After six months of celibacy, there were itches that needed scratching and an ego that needed boosting, so I decided to rip off the proverbial Band-Aid and throw myself into the world of dating.
Small snag: I hadn’t dated since the ’90s, not since Bill Clinton was impeached and the Goo Goo Dolls were a thing. I had done some online dating back then, on a site called Swoon.com, when you were lucky if a photo of you existed on the internet.
There are a few important things I’ve learned from my very un-scientific survey: Recognize that dating is just one aspect of your life.
Imagine for a moment that your life is made up of a portfolio of activities.
If you’re thinking about putting on your big girl pants and diving back into dating, here’s what you should consider.