Technically, I’m still married. That’s a fact that haunts me just a little bit. At then end of February it will be have been two years since we split up. I haven’t really had any inclination to date since then, but here lately my friends have been pushing me a little bit harder to get back out there and start dating again. The current advice I’m getting is to create an OkCupid account.
I’ve never had an easy time meeting women. I’m not exactly what someone might call “smooth.” Combine that with the fact that I was in a relationship with my wife for something like six years, I don’t even know where to start in the whole singles scene. I do think that I’m finally starting to get to that place emotionally where I might be able to start trying to have a relationship again, but I’m not sure I’m ready for anything even remotely serious.
The problem is I don’t know how to be in a relationship that isn’t serious. I’ve only had one relationship that might be considered casual, and it was over ten years ago. All of these little hitches have me a little nervous about the idea of dating again. Of course, it isn’t much of a comfort that the biggest proponent of me dating again happens to be someone I consider a giant man-whore. That’s said with a great deal of love and respect, for the record.
I suppose the best answer is to get back on the horse and just throw myself back out there. Everyone’s got baggage, and I’m sure there are ladies out there who’s baggage compliments mine. Maybe I should just take the plunge.