Hmm...Sugaree and Dianne...these are interesting ideas you are putting forth.
Sugaree...I hope your contact with this new fella proves satisfactory to you. You sound like you have a good head on your shoulders and know what you're about!!!! An inspiration. I hope it works out for you.
Dianne, you sound like me! Neither am I loud or boastful, but I do seem to intimidate men. Oh, well, that's their problem. For now, I am not inclined to be in the company of any man! I think it is worthwhile to pursue serenity, peace of mind. For 20+ years of marriage I wanted that. Now, in 8 years of singlehood, I have wasted a lot of energy on dating and dysfunctional relationships. Time to reassess and take stock of where my priorities lie. As I stated in my initial posting here on this thread..."How much anxiety, self-doubt, self-recrimination, nervousness is justified in order to maintain a relationship with a man...NONE!! NONE!!!