There is no guarantee that you are going to like your sister-in-law's newly divorced first cousin, of course, but the connection ensures that your date is not a complete unknown. Arrange to meet at a cafÃ© or restaurant rather than at your home or his. For your first meeting, it is best to arrange a coffee date rather than a dinner or an afternoon at a museum.
Once you've made a connection -- either online, through friends, or by striking up a conversation with someone in the grocery store -- and you've arranged to get together, there are some important things to remember. If you have made a connection online and know nothing about your date, you may want to be extra cautious by letting a friend know where you will be meeting and at what time. If you don't seem to be hitting it off, it's easier for both parties when there's a quick escape route!
He graduated from the American School of Professional Psychology in 2011.
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"Everyone knows that adventures have ups and downs and they expect that," he says.
"If you think of dating the same way, you are less likely to be disappointed." Assuming you and your date "hit it off," invariably the question of sex will arise -- sometimes as early as the first date.
There are no "shoulds" when it comes to dating at midlife and physical intimacy, and you have a right to go at your own pace.