Oh, you KNOW I have thoughts! I am out of pocket for awhile, so I must sit on them. But maybe you will write more about your conclusions…or ongoing evolution about dating before I return.
In the meantime: I am on a small dating break because I am living life and dreams currently. I will return to my everyday life soon enough, though. With more dating debacles and tales about my middle-aged adventures.
Succinctly: Date if you want. Sift through profiles and do nothing if you want. Write and leave the websites/apps in the dust if you want. Get quiet for a bit to see where you really are and what you really can offer. Be honest — with yourself. That will make it easier to be honest with potential chicks.