I have been single now for going on 3 years. In those 3 years, I’ve have only dated one guy seriously & that was just last summer. I still miss him, but life & time has moved us in different directions.
In the beginning of my single-dom I asked God to please protect me from anyone that would cause me any real harm. So far He has done that & very well. I have been amazed at how quickly things I needed to know would crop up in my face like a neon sign blinking “RUN!” -over & over when I would meet this one or that one that might be showing any potential.
I have tried online dating, which I have determined I absolutely despise. You really just don’t know what you are going to get. Most people front I’ve found – they lie about their height or their relationship status or any number of things. I prefer the off-the-cuff meeting someone in person for the first time. Not hiding behind a phone or PC screen.
I am a person that was definitely wired & meant to be in a committed relationship. It has not been easy & I get incredibly lonely sometimes. I know most of you singles out there reading this feel me. I thank God for my friends & family, for their love & support – and all the laughter. That laughter is a life-saver. If I couldn’t laugh what else would there be? That would be a sad, sad existence.
I am not a serial dater so I don’t go out on dates very often. I am peculiar about who & what I want. It limits me some but I feel like, in the end, it will pay off. I have met quite a few fellas along the way, but that Cinderella-just-right-fit doesn’t seem to have happened yet. Although one in particular came very close.
I seriously would love to hear from you – my male or female fellow singles. What it has been like for you personally- what you have done to fill in the gaps? The gaps that sometimes last for several years. What thought processes have you changed – what new things have you tried? What have you found out about yourself through it?
My gaps have been filled mostly with time with my loved ones & in trying new things, sometimes by myself. I have grown a lot and found out things about myself I didn’t know were there. Things I actually like about this new me. 🙂 Bonus.
Any ideas or advice – for me or for the other singles reading this would be greatly appreciated – & please keep it clean! 😉
Much love & grace for the waiting,