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True Self vs “Controlling Woman on a Date” Self

If you are thinking of dipping your toe into The Dating Pool, you may have some Rusty Skills.  It’s most likely been forever, and if that’s the case, the entire way of dating has changed drastically.

Even if you make it thru the 1000’s of men on Matchbook or OK Cupid and find one man “non-creepy” enough to actually meet, you still need to polish those skills.  Many of my friends want a New Life Quick Fix.  To cut to the chase with the Big Questions on Date One so as not to “Waste a Night” out with a dud.

I get it and I have had the exact same thought before paying for a “first date” mani-pedi.  We’re a funny lot, us Leftat50’s.  We want the “romantic notion” of a date more than waiting for the actual romance part to actually bloom into existence.  We have 550 emails to catch up on, we must be home by 10 to get to 7 a.m. yoga before work.  We don’t have many free nights right now for follow-up dates, etc., so this one better be not just good, but perfect.

Stop a second and consider this – You know we can’t control everything, right? I realize since you were left you’ve had to take the reins on every aspect of your life, but if the date’s a dud, so be it.  At least try to get out of your own way by getting out of your head while ACTUALLY ON THE DATE! You DO have time for this meet-up.  You can be home at 11 and be just fine.  C’mon, loosen up.  Take a breath and actually experience life “in the moment”!

We all go through major life transitions when relationships end… Through this website, I will share my thoughts as I walk the path of “New-Self” discovery. It doesn’t matter which side of 50 you are on. The real question is, Are you ready to live life? To forge a Path of Your Own Making (For a change!)? Then stop dwelling over the What-Might-Have-Beens and join me. Share your thoughts here, comment on mine, and let’s do this together!

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