Thank you for your thoughtful feedback, Stella West Harling. I have also made some great friends over the years as a result of online dating.

This story is about one of those guys:

As I mention, I have had LOTS of first dates. Only one or two have been bad and not one has been awful. I’ve had some amusingly awkward ones.

I agree that going in as positively as possible makes a big difference. When I have felt myself less than enthusiastic, I pull myself off dating websites entirely for a break and/or cancel the date with my potential suitor.

Thanks again for reading!

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