Courage, Clarity, and Dating

I’m the kind of guy who likes a one-on-one date more than group experiences.  I have a serious hearing problem that makes group conversation difficult and so I tend to feel lost in the chatter.  Having someone to myself for a few hours is like a satisfying meal that...

Finding Mr. Right

In my last post, Facing My Biggest Fear, I wrote about how I tried to avoid isolation and loneliness most of my life.  I concluded this post with:  I now have a new perspective.  Instead of seeking the perfect date I am going out on dates…with myself.  I have got to...

Daring to Date

Having been out of the dating game for most of my life (read more about why in my website) I am pretty clueless as to what that scene is like.  I imagine some variation exists by age group due to use of social media, texting, and smart phones.  Or maybe “dating” in...

Playing Games

Many of us can’t help but play games with ourselves and with each other.  I don’t mean recreational sports or the harmless give and take in romance.  I’m thinking of the mental and verbal games we use to protect ourselves or to get our own way personal relationships...

Real Relationship: Not for Wimps!

I remember a time when the word “relationship” referred to a variety of connections a person might have with people, animals, objects and even institutions.  It was a generic term.   In the seventies, however, the word took on a very limited cast.  It was used...