Aug 06, 2014 5:05 PM GMT
For five years, I was put dating on hold while I took care of my disabled mom. I provided all her care and put myself on the back burner. However, things suddenly changed in January of this year, when my mom passed away at the age of 58. After the long grieving process (to which I am still going through to some degree), I decided that I needed to re enter the dating world again. My mom wanted me to find a partner and she didn't like that I put my life on hold. How does one just go back to dating and meeting people after such a long absense? I don't go to bars because I am just not into it. I am a nerd and prefer staying home honestly. I have resorted to apps like GRINDR and others but I find they only want sex and not dating. Any suggestions? Honestly, I sometimes feel like my best years are behind me.