I have a friend who is actively engaged in on-line dating. She is willing to put herself out there and talk to people and work on finding her Mr. Right. I have done this in the past (it's how I met Bill), but I have been dragging my feet on giving it a go again. Granted, it has only been two months and 9 days (and I just calculated that...I am not obsessively keeping track) since things with Bill ended. And there have been "signs" that things with him will end up working out. But I don't want to count on that happening, and I think I have been a little too much.
So this morning, I took the bull by the horns. I had a message waiting in my Yahoo! mailbox from someone who sounded interesting. And I knew there were a lot of other matches on there that sounded interesting. So I replied to the message. And I sent some icebreakers. And now I can only sit and wait.
I am still not in a place where I want to pay money to join an on-line dating service. That seems very final, and I am not yet feeling final. But I also feel like I am ready to test the waters again and see what the tide brings my way. So this is my first step...hopefully, it is a good one!
Oh, and sorry for all the cliches...