Hello, I'm The Nurse; the jaded cynic in the "Book Club". While I'm apprehensive about online dating, I agree with The Window Shopper all the attention has been really good for some of my insecurities. What I'm hoping to accomplish with all of this is simply getting myself back out there and over my fears about dating. What I'm not looking for is anything serious or long-term; I'm in the process of finding myself.
I must admit I am one of the ones "peer pressured" into joining the online dating site. I'm not sure I'm ready to be dating. It scares me quite thoroughly. Since the beginning of the month there have been a couple dates of "importance" in my dating life: the 8 month anniversary of my break-up and what would have been 14 years with the ex, also I turned 34. The first two are the kind of thing that no one but you notices, but I found both affected me more than I thought they would.
I have been "single" for the last 8 months, and I've been taking the time to rediscover myself. I haven't been focusing on dating and the few times I did attempt to get my feet wet with dating, it didn't really work that well (or ended in disaster). I don't know what I'm doing; I was 19 the last time I wasn't in a relationship. I was in that relationship for nearly half my life. We were never married or engaged, but it sort of worked for us.
So, here's to getting back out there, starting at single :)