No matter how old you are, dating can be intimidating and exciting. It can also be quite stressful if you’ve been out of the dating scene for a long time.
Don’t worry about how other people date; just focus on what you’re comfortable with and set your own boundaries.
You also don’t have to find potential partners online; there are lots of places and ways to meet people. You can meet new people through family and friends. Or, you can meet someone at church, the park, a club, or other places with activities and events.
Go out and have some fun. You can do things such as picnicking; watching movies or concerts; going to museums or art galleries; taking dance lessons; going to wine tasting events; and so much more.
If you’re worried about how other family members will feel about your date, then think about how you are pretty much living on your own. If you tell your family that this new person makes you happy, then they are likely to learn to accept him or her in their lives.
Take a deep breath and enjoy dating again. Be careful and take a chance on change.